2019 Boston Marathon registration opens today

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BOSTON — The long road to the 2019 Boston Marathon begins this week.

The Boston Athletic Association says registration for next year's edition of the race will open at 10 a.m. Monday.

The BAA says it will again use a "rolling" registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib.

Athletes who've run at least 20 minutes faster than their age-graded qualifying standards will be the first allowed to register. Those who've beaten their standards by 10 minutes or more will follow on Wednesday. If there's still room, other qualifiers will get a shot.

The 123rd Boston Marathon will be run on April 15, 2019, with the field capped at 30,000 entrants.

This year's race was run in torrential rain and gusty winds. More than 2,500 competitors sought medical treatment.

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