Beach was 18 when he ran his first Boston in 1968 and has a best finish of 2:27:26 from 1981. He is just one of 81-people to have a streak of 25 Bostons or more.
An interesting/odd fact, RD Jock Semple actually had no problem with Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon, running in the race because she did it unofficially as a bandit. He chased Switzer to try and take away her bib number.
The NYRR's insurers had to pay out $15 million after Hurricane Sandy cancelled the 2012 race while the BAA's paid $138,000 in losses from the bombings.
The collection of cool maps includes NYC, Boston Chicago and the Marine Corps Marathon.
The difference that 50-years can make is evident in the contrasting quotes/experiences from Joan Benoit Samuelson and Bobbi Gibb vs Shalane Flanagan and Desi Linden.
Rojo explained why he offered Mike Rossi $100,000 if he could replicate the 3:11 marathon time he used to qualify for Boston.
The statue will go up along the route before the 2017 race. The modest Gibb says she's "really embarrassed doing a sculpture of myself" and would prefer to do a generic woman.
Inspired by the Mike Rossi story, a runner and "math geek" named Derek Murphy started a blog and facebook group dedicated to catching race cheaters. Together with some colleagues, he used a special algorithm, race photos and results aggregation sites to investigate all the finishers at the 2015 Boston Marathon.
A look back at some of the defining moments in the race's 120-year history from from the first year's 24.5-mile race (with a winning time of 2:55) to Alberto Salazar's and Dick Beardsley's "Duel in the Sun" to Meb's historic win in 2014.
The play will focus on the people affected by the bombings rather than the bombings themselves.
This year will be the 50th anniversary of her historic run.
You had to be 2:28 faster than the standard to qualify for Boston this year. So if you were 2:29, there may be a spot on the line for you.
She was planning on running the OT when she qualified at the Philadelphia Half with a 69:58, but didn’t recover fast enough to feel confident for a February debut.
Some of the longest Boston "streaks" will be in danger as they finished just over or under 6-hours in the 2015 race.
The BAA felt it created a false suggestion of affiliation with the Boston Marathon, but the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board disagreed.
One said, "I thought I had made it for a full year. I planned my whole life around it.”
After the first week of registration (for the fastest time qualifiers) only 5,000 spots remain, about 3,000 less than last year at this time.
The biopic, Stronger, is based off Bauman's book documenting his recovery after the attack.