Perfect spring weather greets Boston Marathon’s April return

  • Peres Jepchirchir, of Kenya, celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women’s marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Aug. 7, 2021, in Sapporo, Japan. As the 2022 Boston Marathon celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first official women’s race, the occasion will be marked by one of the strongest women’s fields ever. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

  • Runners cross the starting line of the 125th Boston Marathon held Oct. 11, 2021, in Hopkinton, Mass. The Boston Marathon returns today. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

BOSTON — The daffodils have sprouted, the fall foliage has all been raked away, and the Boston Marathon is back in the spring where it belongs.