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The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon.[1]

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History

The first Boston Marathon took place in 1897 and only had 15 participants. John J. McDermott won the race in 2:55:10. In 1927 the Boston Marathon officially lengthened its course to match the Olympic course of 26.2 miles, and in 2007, there were almost 30,000 participants in this race.[2]

Qualifying Times

To qualify to run the Boston Marathon, entrants must run a qualifying time at a certified marathon. Qualifying times are determined by the participant's age on the date of the Boston Marathon in which they will be participating.

Age Group Men Women
18-34 3hrs 10min 3hrs 40min
35-39 3hrs 15min 3hrs 45min
40-44 3hrs 20min 3hrs 50min
45-49 3hrs 30min 4hrs 00min
50-54 3hrs 35min 4hrs 05min
55-59 3hrs 45min 4hrs 15min
60-64 4hrs 00min 4hrs 30min
65-69 4hrs 15min 4hrs 45min
70-74 4hrs 30min 5hrs 00min
75-79 4hrs 45min 5hrs 15min
80+ 5hrs 00min 5hrs 30min

Winners

See Also

External Links

References

  1. The Boston Marathon. Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved on 2008-04-05.
  2. Boston Marathon History. Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved on 2008-04-04.

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