Boston Marathon- Some Interesting Facts

This world-famous event is happening in the US normally on the 3 rd Monday of April. Boston Marathon Association has organized this event initially in 1987. People from many other countries are gathering here to participate in this event. There are more than 10,000 volunteers who can motivate and provide assistance for runners. All runners are getting nutritious food absolutely free is one of the peculiarities of this running event. This is the oldest and still continuing marathon in the World. The participant has to qualify a standard marathon course conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Some of the interesting facts about the Boston Marathon

1. Marathon Monday

Address: Boston, MA, USA.

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Marathon Monday Photo

Boston Marathon was conducting initially on Patriot's Day every year and later changed to 3 rd Monday of April, eventually called' Marathon Monday'.

2. Heartbreak Hill

Address: 652 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118, United States.

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This is the most challenging part of the Boston Marathon. The hill that sits between miles 20 and 21 of the race, just near Boston College. Covering this area is known as 'Hitting the Wall'.

3. Large number of Spectators

Address: Boston,MA,United States.

Large number of Spectators Photo

This event becomes New England's most viewed event with 500,000 spectators.

4. Qualifying parameters

Address: Boston,MA,United States.

Qualifying parameters Photo

The runners have to qualify standard course certified by International Association of Athletics Federations or for charity purposes.

5. Scream Tunnel

Address: Warner Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1J0, Canada.

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While running you can continuously hear the cheers of students of Wellesley College. Every year this is happening and runners are getting motivated.

6. Food

Address: 9 East St, Boston, MA 02111, United States.

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Food Photo

Unlike any other marathon, In Boston Marathon, all runners are getting nutritious food sufficiently.

7. Variety of Costumes

Address: 200 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States.

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Variety of Costumes Photo

Runners have all freedom of choosing the variety of costumes as they like to wear and since 2014 due to security reasons wearing face coverings masks were banned.

8. Volunteers

Address: 90 Canal St #610, Boston, MA 02114, United States.

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Volunteers Photo

More than 10,000 volunteers from different regions to support runners, this event became more service oriented.

9. Wheelchair Competition

Address: 175 Main St, Charlestown, MA 02129, United States.

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Wheelchair Competition Photo

Boston Marathon has started wheelchair competition division in 1975 and this is the first initiative in the World.

10. Boston and Red Sox

Address: 4 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215, United States.

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At Fenway Park, every Year you can see that Boston and Red Sox conduct a home game at 11.05am to cheer the runners.

11. Bandits

Address: 1946 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States.

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There are non-registered candidates are too allowed to participate in this event after the registered runners left the starting point.

12. Boston Marathon Memorial

Address: 671 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, United States.

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This memorial was built in memory of 100th running of the race at Copley Square.

13. Field size

Address: 4 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215, United States.

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Marathon running space is around 36,000.

14. Women Participants

Address: 256 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116, United States.

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Women Participants Photo

Until 1972, women were not allowed to participate and later in 2018 45% entrance were allowed to women.

15. Prize money

Address: 4940 Hampden Ln # 212, Bethesda, MD 20814, United States.

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Prize money Photo

Winning the Boston Marathon is a great achievement for winners. The prize money for the winner is $150,000.

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