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A bicyclist crossed the newly installed decal marking the finish line on Boylston Street, for the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, April 13, 2017. Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Boston Athletic Association will make it easy to check race results for Monday’s Boston Marathon. The elite men’s division of the 26-mile, 385-yard race starts at 10 a.m. EDT, but before that the disabled and women’s divisions take their turns.

To check for a particular entrant, look here. The entry list is searchable by bib number or by name (plus address, country of residence, citizenship, age and gender).

On race day, results will be posted live here.

You can search past marathons here. If you’re interested in the top 10 finishers from last year, they can be found here. See the video below for last year’s finish line.

Running the marathon is not easy. For some tips, see the video below:

The race, which attracts 500,000 spectators, is run from Hopkinton to Boston’s Copley Square, passing through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Brookline along the way. Some 32,500 runners are entered in this year’s contest, well below the record 38,708 who entered in 1996 for the Marathon’s centennial.

Entrants include both professional and amateur runners. The race is the second longest, continuously run foot race in North America, second only to the Buffalo Turkey Trot.

Its first winner was John J. “JJ” McDermott, who ran what was then a 24.5 mile course in 2:55:10. The current record for the race was set by Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya in 2011, 2:03:02.

The race initially was a local event but soon began attracting international contestants. The initial prize was a wreath woven from olive branches. That since has given way to corporate-sponsored cash prizes, the first awarded in 1986, as a way of attracting professional athletes.

Women were not allowed officially to enter the race until 1972 although Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb was the first to run it in 1966. Kathrine Switzer registered at K.V. Switzer to gain a birth in 1967, making her the first woman to finish the race with a bib number. By 2015, 46 percent of entrants were women.