Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon that takes place in eastern Massachusetts on Patriots' Day. The Boston Marathon started in 1897, making it the world's oldest annual marathon.

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How long is the Boston marathon?

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26.2 miles; all marathons are. The reason is that the distance from the Plains of Marathon, the site of the battle in Greece, was 26.2 miles from downtown Athens. The Athenian citizens were preparing to evacuate the city via their navy. The Athenian army was trying to hold off the invading Persians. When the Athenians were victorious, the general dispatched a messenger named Pheidippides, who ran to the city, announced the victory, and died on the spot.
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How many people finished the first Boston Marathon?

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The total count we believe would be 15.
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Who won the first Boston Marathon?

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John J. McDermott was the winner of the first annual Boston Marathon in 1897. It was the first marathon of its kind in the US.
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What is the Boston Marathon?

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The Boston Marathon is a foot race of 26 miles, 385 yards (42.2 km.), that is run annually in the City of Boston.
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How many miles is the Boston Marathon?

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Marathon Distance. All marathons are 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards) or 42.195 kilometers. The difference between the various marathon courses comes in their terrain, rather than their distance, ranging from extremely fast, flat courses such as Chicago to more challenging, hilly courses such as Boston. The Boston Marathon is 26.2 miles long.
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Who was the man who won the Boston Marathon in the fastest time ever in all sports history?

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Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya set the course record in April 2011. His world best time of 2:03:02 is not considered the World Record by IAAF, as the legendary Boston Marathon course does not conform to WR layout standards.
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When did Tom Longboat win the Boston Marathon?

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In 1907 he won the Boston Marathon in a record time of 2:24:24 over the old 24-1/2 mile course, four minutes and 59 seconds faster than any of the previous ten winners of the event.
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Who won the Boston marathon in 2005?

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The winner of 2005 Boston Marathon was Ethiopian Hailu Negussie in a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, and 45 seconds. He eclipsed second place by 36 seconds and was the first Ethiopian male to win Boston since Abebe Mekonnen did in 1989. Negussie's time was the slowest winning time since 1987.
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Who is the oldest person to finish a marathon?

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As of spring, 2009, the oldest man to complete a marathon is Dimitrion Yordanidis, aged 98, in Athens in 1976. He finished in seven hours 33 minutes. Alas, older women do not fare as well as their male counterparts. The oldest woman is Jenny Wood-Allen, aged 90, in London in 2002. She finished in 11 hours and 34 minutes. ----------- On October 16, 2011, Fauja Singh (claimed, and seems likely to be true, age 100) became the first centenarian to finish a marathon when he finished the Toronto Marathon in over eight hours. His record will not be recognized by Guiness because he cannot produce a birth certificate (India did not keep birth records back then).
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In what year did the Boston marathon begin?

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The first Boston Marathon (known then as the Boston Athletic Association Road Race) was on April 19, 1897.
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Why is the Boston Marathon 26.2 miles long?

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It's 26.2 miles long because that's how long a marathon is that's why it's called the Boston Marathon.
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Was the Boston Marathon always held in Boston?

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Yes, the finish line has always been in Boston, but never the starting line. Since 1925 runners have started the race from the village of Hopkinton. Before that, the starting line was located in Ashland.
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Do you have to qualify to run the Boston Marathon?

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That is the most common way to gain entry. See this URL for qualifying criteria: http://baa.org/BostonMarathon/Qualifying.asp However, you can also gain entry to the Boston Marathon by raising money for recognized charitable organizations: http://baa.org/BostonMarathon/Charity.asp
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Can there be more than one winner at the Boston Marathon?

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There is a male and a female winner; there are also winners in the men's and women's wheelchair fields.
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When was the first Boston Marathon?

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The initial running was on April 19, 1897.
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Will the Boston marathon be televised?

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Only locally on TV to those in the Boston area. However, you can go to UniversalSports.COM and watch it online streaming live. Only locally on TV to those in the Boston area. However, you can go to UniversalSports.COM and watch it online streaming live.
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What was the verdict on the boston marathon bombing trial?

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty but as he did not commit gun violence it is likely his sentence will be reduced. President Obama may pardon him before he leaves office.
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How long does it take to complete the Boston Marathon?

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The time will vary widely on each person completing the marathon as it is 26.22 miles. The world record is 2 hours and 4 minutes. Many others under 3 hours and most much more than 3 hours.
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What year did the Boston Marathon begin?

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The Boston Marathon was first conducted in 1897.