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Event Information

119th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015

 

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).

COURSE RECORDS

  • Men's Open: Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya), 2:03:02, 2011
  • Women's Open: Rita Jeptoo (Kenya), 2:18:57, 2014
  • Men's Masters: John Campbell (New Zealand), 2:11:04, 1990
  • Women's Masters: Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova (Russia), 2:27:58, 2002
  • Men's Wheelchair: Joshua Cassidy (Canada), 1:18:25, 2012
  • Women's Wheelchair: Wakako Tsuchida (United States), 1:34:06, 2011
B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.