As of Saturday morning, only one Bartlesville runner appeared on the start list at the Boston Marathon.


But, Juan Martinez — who finished 827th out of 26,629 marathon participants in 2016 — told the E-E on Saturday he wouldn’t be participating.


Martinez is still bouncing back from surgery and hopes to be ready next year to tackle the historic event.


Meanwhile, he is planning on running the marathon in Oklahoma City, at which he hopes to turn in a qualifying time for the 2019 Boston Marathon.


Martinez had been positioned toward the front (Wave 1, Corral 5) in the men’s running division for this year’s marathon, which is set for Monday morning.


The 48-year-old Bartlesville resident competed in Boston every year from 2012-16, drastically improving his time from his rookie appearance to two years ago.


In 2016, Martinez burst to 827th place — out of 26,629 runners — with a sub-three hour time of 2:56.04.


He recorded 790th place out of 14,462 male runners and 52nd in his age division.


Martinez made his initial appearance in the storied event — which is approaching its 122nd edition — in 2012, with a time of 3:47.28.


In 2013, he sliced his time by 40 minutes, down to 3:07.28.


Two years later, he barely missed breaking three hours, coming in at 3:00.28.


But, in 2016, he broke through by rocketing across the line at 2:56.04.


He is one of less than 120 road warriors on the elite runners list (men and women) that are listed as Oklahoma residents.


Martinez was among 24 Oklahoma residents placed in the first wave.


Martinez’ son is state championship runner for Bartlesville High School. The proud dad hopes he and James will run together in the near future in the Boston Marathon.


Starting marathon times — for Central Time — include mobility impaired (7:50 a.m.), wheelchair division (8:17 a.m.), handcycle participants (8:22 a.m.), Elite Women (8:32 a.m.), Elite Men and Wave One (9 a.m.), Wave Two (9:25 a.m.), Wave Three (9:50 a.m.) and Wave Four (10:15 a.m.)