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Participant Information

The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015. Patriots' Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

DivisionStart timeapprox no. of entrants
Mobility Impaired TBD TBD
Push-Rim Wheelchair TBD TBD
Handcycles TBD TBD
Elite Women* TBD TBD
Elite Men & Wave One TBD TBD
Wave Two TBD TBD
Wave Three TBD TBD
Wave Four TBD TBD

All Times Eastern

* Only women (open or masters) starting the race in the elite women's start at 9:32 a.m. are eligible for prize money.

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

 

All the information above is subject to change at any time

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.