Technically, it's more than a race

Behind the scenes, wires, modems and tech geeks are running the show

Updated: April 12, 2013, 11:51 AM ET
By Jack McCluskey | ESPNBoston.com

Time changes all things, even those that seem to stay the same through the years. The Boston Marathon is one of those things. Even in the venerable race, changes are apparent -- if you know where to look.

The course is slightly different now, starting in Hopkinton instead of Ashland. The start time has been moved up from noon to 10 a.m.

But the biggest changes may be the ones modern marathon fans take for granted.

Gone are the herds of official timers, clipboards and pens ...

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