Marathon Info: Boston Marathon

27 Nov

It may be months away, but it is one of the biggest marathons in the United States. When you think of the biggest sports events in Boston, your thoughts direct towards Patriots and Red Sox games and being the biggest. But, the Boston Marathon is the biggest event in Boston, Massachusetts and it is looking to grow every year for many years to come.

Here is some info on the marathon that helps make Boston who it is.

Boston Marathon

Date: Patriots Day (3rd Monday in April)

Top Time: Men’s Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) 2:03:02 in 2011; Women’s Maragret Okayo (Kenya) 2:20:43 in 2002

Spectators: About 500,000

Runners: About 20,000

Organizer: Boston Athletic Association

Other Facts…

– In 1996, the race had 38, 708 people running

– Heartbreak Hill, which is a Boston Marathon famous hill, goes for .4 miles that rises 88 feet

– Oldest Marathon

As you can see, this is quite the marathon. For those of you in Boston or around Boston, watching this event or running in it will provide a great experience.

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