Apr 21, 2014

Posted by Jo W. in , | 4/21/2014
The greatest road running event of the year is here! Here are some interesting facts about the Boston Marathon (source):

1897 the Boston Marathon was established

18 is the number of participants of the first Boston Marathon

24.5 miles was the length of the race before the starting line was moved in 1924 to lengthen the course to 26.2 miles.

118th marathon is today, April 21st, 2014

88 ft is the elevation gain of Heartbreak Hill

2:03:02 is the fastest course record, held by Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya (2011)

2:18:57 is the fastest women's time, held by Rita Jeptoo of Kenya (2014)

36,000 is the approximate field size today

500,000 will be spectating

3rd largest marathon in the United States

Hope you have a wonderful Marathon Monday, whether you are running Boston, spectating, or watching it on TV! Or you can watch the race online HERE

Any other interesting facts to add?


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