Several former Boston winners are among the field of 36 elite runners.
Defending champs headline the second annual event.
Star-studded lineup will take to the streets of Boston later this month.
He defeated Gebre Gebremariam last year in the inaugural edition.
Forecasted temperatures for Monday's race are in the 80's.
The invited athletes met with the press on Friday.
Four-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers continues to inspire American runners.
Deep international fields highlight the 116th running of the world's oldest annual marathon.
Defending champions will face strong competition on April 16.