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April 17, 2017 (Monday)
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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The legendary Boston Marathon course follows a point-to-point route from rural Hopkinton to Boston and is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes must meet the designated time standard that corresponds to their age group. Qualifying times must have been run at a certified marathon. Seeding is based on qualifying times, which are subject to review and verification.

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   A clip of runners entering their last mile or so of the Boston Marathon... They look tired! Thats 25 miles they ran... i think.

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   Boston Marathon photos from the 1970's.

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   Reasons to run the Boston Marathon

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   Explosions At Boston Marathon Finish Line

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Marathon Race Day Tips

Once you have put in your mileage and properly trained, hopefully you will be ready to turn in that PR on race day (or be a first time finisher). Here are some tips that should help you on race day.
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Plantar Fasciitis

Experienced as heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed or after sitting for a long period of time, plantar fasciitis is a running injury most frequently caused by an abnormal motion of the foot or too-tight calf muscles.
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How to Avoid The Porta Potty During a Race

We've all seen it and most of us have done it ... 30 minutes (or less) into a race athletes are already looking for a port potty. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. The secret is a proper hydration plan before the gun goes off, and here's how you do it.
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Year: 2009     Participation


13547 men competed in the 2009 Boston Marathon 13,547 (59.3%)
    Total finishers: 22,849


9302 women competed in the 2009 Boston Marathon 9,302 (40.7%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Deriba Merga   Marathon Men 2:08:42 4:55  12.21 mph 
 Salina Kosgei   Marathon Women 2:32:16 5:49  10.32 mph 
 James Koskei   Marathon Masters Men 2:14:52 5:09  11.66 mph 
 Colleen De Reuck   Marathon  Masters Women  2:35:37 5:56  10.1 mph 
Complete 2009 Results (All Races)
Year: 2007     Participation


12365 men competed in the 2007 Boston Marathon 12,365 (60.8%)
    Total finishers: 20,331


7966 women competed in the 2007 Boston Marathon 7,966 (39.2%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Robert Cheruiyot   Marathon Men 2:14:13 5:07  11.71 mph 
 Lidiya Grigoryeva   Marathon Women 2:29:18 5:42  10.53 mph 
 Oleg Strijakov   Marathon Masters Men 2:28:55 5:41  10.56 mph 
 Heidy Lozano   Marathon  Masters Women  2:56:03 6:43  8.93 mph 
Complete 2007 Results (All Races)
Year: 2006     Participation


12063 men competed in the 2006 Boston Marathon 12,063 (61.3%)
    Total finishers: 19,688


7625 women competed in the 2006 Boston Marathon 7,625 (38.7%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Robert Cheruiyot   Marathon Men 2:07:14 4:51  12.36 mph 
 Rita Jeptoo   Marathon Women 2:23:38 5:29  10.94 mph 
 Sammy Nyangincha   Marathon Masters Men 2:26:37 5:36  10.72 mph 
 Madina Biktagirova   Marathon  Masters Women  2:30:06 5:44  10.47 mph 
Complete 2006 Results (All Races)
Year: 2005     Participation


10894 men competed in the 2005 Boston Marathon 10,894 (62.1%)
    Total finishers: 17,549


6655 women competed in the 2005 Boston Marathon 6,655 (37.9%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Hailu Negussie   Marathon Men 2:11:45 5:02  11.93 mph 
 Catherine Ndereba   Marathon Women 2:25:13 5:33  10.83 mph 
 Joshua Kipkemboi   Marathon Masters Men 2:19:28 5:19  11.27 mph 
 Madina Biktagirova   Marathon  Masters Women  2:32:41 5:50  10.3 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
Year: 2004     Participation


10504 men competed in the 2004 Boston Marathon 10,504 (62.7%)
    Total finishers: 16,743


6239 women competed in the 2004 Boston Marathon 6,239 (37.3%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Cherigat, Timothy   Marathon Men 2:10:37 4:59  12.04 mph 
 Ndereba, Catherine   Marathon Women 2:24:27 5:31  10.88 mph 
 Kipkemboi, Joshua    Marathon Masters Men 2:18:23 5:17  11.36 mph 
 Burangulova, Ramilia    Marathon  Masters Women  2:34:08 5:53  10.2 mph 
Complete 2004 Results (All Races)
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Clubs and Groups
 Looking for a club or team to help keep you motivated?
 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 Air Time Athletics  Natick MA club info
 Alf Tupper Harriers  Newton MA club info
 Amherst NH Track Club  Amherst MA club info
 Auburn Police Association Runners Club  Auburn MA club info
 August Runners  S. Attleboro MA club info
 Bay State Stinkers  Ayer MA club info
 Boston Chargers  Boston MA club info
 Boston International Track Club  Dorchester MA club info
 Boston-North Track & Field  Lynn MA club info
 Bridgewater Running Club  Bridgewater MA club info
 Cambridge Jets Youth Track Club  Woburn MA club info
 Cape Ann Crusaders  Gloucester MA club info
 Cape Ann Distance Project  Gloucester MA club info
 Central Mass Track & Field Officials Assoc.  Rutland MA club info
 Dare 2 Dream Track Club  Boston MA club info
 District E Track & Field Comm.  Rutland MA club info
 Fast Feet Track Club (Greater Springfield Harriers)  West Springfield MA club info
 Greater Boston Track Club  Boston MA club info
 Greater Lowell Road Runners  Lowell MA club info
 Heartbreak Hill Striders  Wellesley MA club info
This is a partial list of the 54 Running clubs and teams in Massachusetts and approximately 10,000 clubs in the U.S. To find a club or team in your area click here.

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Retailers (near this event)
 If you need last minute shoes, clothing, energy gel, etc., try one of these local running stores:
 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Bill Rodgers Running Center  Boston MA 2.1 Miles store info
 City Sports  Boston MA 3 Miles store info
 Marathon Sports  Boston MA 3 Miles store info
 City Sports  Boston MA 4.3 Miles store info
 Marathon Sports  Cambridge MA 5.4 Miles store info
 Marathon Sports  Brookline MA 6 Miles store info
 Marathon Sports  Melrose Park MA 6.4 Miles store info
 Fast Splits Multisport  newton MA 8.5 Miles store info
 Greater Boston Running Company Newton  newton MA 9.5 Miles store info
 Fast Splits  West Newton MA 10.4 Miles store info
 Greater Boston Running Company  Lexington MA 11.3 Miles store info
 Beverly The New England Running Company  Beverly MA 15.2 Miles store info
 Charles River Running  Norwood MA 15.7 Miles store info
 Greater Boston Running Company Andover  Andover MA 20.4 Miles store info
 Athletes Corner  Andover MA 20.4 Miles store info
 Marx Running & Fitness  St. Lowell MA 22.9 Miles store info
 PR Running  Westboro MA 31.1 Miles store info
  D B Sports  North Attleboro MA 31.3 Miles store info
 Greater Boston Running Company Newburyport  newburyport MA 31.4 Miles store info
 Yankee Runner  Newburyport MA 31.4 Miles store info
 Runners Alley  Nashua NH 37.1 Miles store info
 Miles to Go Sports  Sutton MA 40.6 Miles store info
 City Sports  Providence RI 41.5 Miles store info
 Running Heritage  Providence RI 41.5 Miles store info
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