A joke. for over 20 years, I've taken pride in making the Boston qualifying time by a good margin. I could and did wear my Boston Marathon shirt with pride ( the one only given to runners, not the one from the expo)
Now? Huh, any friggin Tom, Dick , Jane or Harry can run is they raise enough money. It's a joke, joke, joke. I mean, what has become of this race?
Now we have 30 year old women taking over 5 hours, and they get the same medal and bragging rights as the woman who bust her a$$ to meet the qualifying time?
You're 100% right. Helping people is stupid. Being able to run moderately fast is much more important in life.