Boston Marathon 2018

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Short review

The Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world. It is held every third Monday of April, on the Patriot's Day

The history of this event begins in 1897. Inspired by the Olympic Games of 1896, Boston Athletic Association organized and held the first race, in which only 15 runners took part. The first to finish was John J. "JJ" McDermott in 2:55:10. For most of its history, the Boston Marathon was a free event, and the only prize awarded for winning the race was a wreath woven from olive branches.

Now, it is a major event, which usually gathers 30,000 runners from around the world and more than 500,000 spectators. Runners must qualify for entry by meeting time standards corresponding to gender and age, which is another aspect – besides its course and longevity – unique to the Boston Marathon.

4 reasons to go
  • One of the most famous marathons in the world
  • Exceptionally well-organized
  • Nice look
  • Nice city
1 reason not to go
  • High entry fee
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Road Running

Distance:

5K , 10K , Marathon , Half-marathon

Price:

from $180

Type of Surface:

asphalt

Type of Terrain:

city

Wheelchair

Major

Organized since 1897

Short review

The Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world. It is held every third Monday of April, on the Patriot's Day

The history of this event begins in 1897. Inspired by the Olympic Games of 1896, Boston Athletic Association organized and held the first race, in which only 15 runners took part. The first to finish was John J. "JJ" McDermott in 2:55:10. For most of its history, the Boston Marathon was a free event, and the only prize awarded for winning the race was a wreath woven from olive branches.

Now, it is a major event, which usually gathers 30,000 runners from around the world and more than 500,000 spectators. Runners must qualify for entry by meeting time standards corresponding to gender and age, which is another aspect – besides its course and longevity – unique to the Boston Marathon.

4 reasons to go
  • One of the most famous marathons in the world
  • Exceptionally well-organized
  • Nice look
  • Nice city
1 reasons not to go
  • High entry fee

1 road running races on 16 April 2018 in Boston

Boston Marathon 2017

42.195 km

186 m

from $180

30074 runners

usually take part in the race

42.195 km run course map

42.195 km

Weather for Apr 16, 2018

56.6 °F

Wind: 7.62 m/s.

Partly cloudy throughout the day..

Very Good for running

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Contacts of the organizers & official website

Boston Athletic Association 185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02116, 617-236-1652

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