Elmwood School Welcomes Kenyan Marathoners
For the 20th year, Elmwood Elementary School in Hopkinton welcomed the Kenyan Elite Runners to town.
Now all that's left is for 27,000 runners to come to Hopkinton and begin the race to Boston.
Yesterday morning students, staff and families at the Elmwood School welcomed the elite runners from Kenya.
The ceremony started at 10 a.m. and featured Elmwood Principal Ilene Silver, the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Todd Cestari, the Kenyan Ambassador Elkanah Odembo and speakers from John Hancock and the Boston Athletic Association.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Kenyan runners visiting Elmwood before the race. When the event was first started there were only six runners.
According to Silver, the school has had at least one champion in attendance every year, with two winners at the spectacle last year.
Good luck to the Kenyan team and all of the runners who will be racing to finish the 26.2-mile course on Monday.