2013 marks the 28th year of John Hancock's landmark sponsorship of the legendary Boston Marathon. John Hancock’s continued support of the Boston Athletic Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures the stability of the world's oldest annual marathon.
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adidas is excited to begin its 25th year as the Official and Exclusive Footwear and Apparel Supplier of the Boston Marathon. In 2013, adidas continues its commitment to the marathon by playing a key role not only in the race, but in all Boston Athletic Association programs.
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1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon
Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules.