118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014
DISTANCE: 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 Kilometers)
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification).
The legendary Boston Marathon course follows a point-to-point route from Hopkinton to Boston, and is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.
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|Division||Start time||approx no. of entrants|
|Elite Men & Wave One
All entrants receive:
- Admission to the pre-race pasta party and post-race party
- Race program and results booklet
- A long-sleeve T-shirt
- Transportation to the start.
- Finishers receive a commemorative medallion.
Since 1996, the Boston Marathon has employed a computer timing system. Digital clocks displaying elapsed time are located at every mile and five-kilometer marker.
All the information above is subject to change at any time