BOSTON – In preparation for Monday’s 127th running of the Boston Marathon, we invite media members to review helpful resources, statistics, and storylines. We look forward to welcoming you to tomorrow’s race, and wish the best of luck to all participants as they make their way from Hopkinton to Boston.
Media Resources and Information -- https://bstnmar.org/Media
The above hyperlink is the go-to place for Media resources, including the event media guide, uniform guide, start lists, live splits, courtesy photos, transcripts, and more. This location will be continuously updated with pertinent media relations materials. We encourage all media to visit this link for information they are seeking.
Live Tracking & Results – www.baa.org
Live tracking for participants and live leaderboards can be found at both www.baa.org and within the Boston Marathon Racing App powered by TCS. Official results will be made available within the press room as soon as they are finalized.
Boston Marathon Racing App powered by TCS -- https://www.baa.org/baa-mobile-app
Live tracking, interactive course map, cheer cards, leaderboards, and more are available within the Boston Marathon Racing App powered by TCS. The mobile app is free to download and we encourage all to download and become familiar prior to race day.
In-Race Mile Splits -- https://bstnmar.org/23BMMileSplits
Mile splits are available in real time for members of the media through this link: https://bstnmar.org/23BMMileSplits. Splits for the men’s, women’s, men’s wheelchair, and women’s wheelchair leaders will be updated throughout the race.
Press conferences with top finishers, race champions, and other notable athletes will be held within the Grand Ball Room press center following the conclusion of all four professional races. Transcripts will be available upon the conferences’ conclusion.
Members of the media looking to interview general athletes or celebrity athletes may do so at the designated mixed zone located near the BosTix kiosk and Boston Marathon Live Stage on Copley Square Park, just off the entrance path to the VIP tent. B.A.A. representatives will help coordinate athlete availability upon request.
- 30,239 participants are entered in Monday’s Race
- 17,272 Men, 12,940 Women, 27 Non-Binary Entrants
- Residents of 106 Countries and All 50 U.S. States
- Citizens of 120 Countries
- 4,704 Massachusetts Residents
- 9,100 Volunteers, including 1,600 Medical Volunteers
- $40 million estimated to be raised through fundraising through the Boston Marathon
- 12 Boston Marathon champions among the field
- 26 miles, 385 yards through 8 cities and towns
BOSTON MARATHON COURSE RECORDS:
- Men’s Open: Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya), 2:03:02, 2011
- Women’s Open: Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia), 2:19:59, 2014
- Men’s Wheelchair: Marcel Hug (Switzerland), 1:18:04, 2017
- Women’s Wheelchair: Manuela Schär (Switzerland), 1:28:17, 2017
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS SHARE EXPERTISE
On Saturday, Olympic Champions traded tips as Puerto Rican tennis star and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Monica Puig met fellow Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge. Watch Video
Like Kipchoge, Puig is running her first Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day. Unlike the World Record holder and multiple marathon champion, she has yet to run London but will tackle that 26.2 miles – and her third Abbott World Marathon Major a week from today.
Before going to meet his fans at the finish line, Kipchoge took time to chat with Puig about the importance of patience on the hills and was sure with her tennis fitness and professional sports experience she would tackle the marathon in a positive way. Puig gave him a signed racket which he was going to practice with, and Kipchoge gave her a signed copy of his inspirational book to provide further motivation for the challenge her and her husband face over the next eight days.
NOTABLE ENTRANTS & BIB NUMBERS:
- Zdeno Chara, Former Boston Bruin Captain & Stanley Cup Champion, bib 3333 in honor of wearing 33 for the Bruins
- Brock Holt, Former Boston Red Sox Player, bib 1212 in honor of wearing 12 for the Red Sox in 2013
- Ryan Dempster, Former Boston Red Sox Player, bib 4646 in honor of wearing 46 for the Red Sox in 2013
- Monica Rakitt (nee Puig), Olympic Tennis Gold Medalist, bib 2016 for winning gold in 2016
- Doug Flutie, Heisman Trophy Winner & NFL Alum, bib 222 for wearing 22 at Boston College
- Daniel Humm, Award Winning Chef, bib 8538
- Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon Champion, bib 1968 for his ’68 victory
- Kayleigh Williamson, bib 321, which is annually awarded by the B.A.A. and adidas to a neurodivergent athlete competing with Down syndrome
- Bib 2013 was not awarded this year in recognition of ten years since April 15, 2013
NEWS & NOTES:
National Anthem: Michelle Brooks Thompson, National Award-Winning Independent Recording Artist and finalist on The Voice
Flyover: Two F-15’s from the 104th Fighter Wing out of Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. will fly from Hopkinton to Boston in approximately 4 minutes.
- Men’s Wheelchair: Brooks Tingle, Incoming President & CEO of John Hancock Insurance
- Women’s Wheelchair: Marianne Harrison, Outgoing CEO of John Hancock Financial
- Handcycle & Dup Participants: Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Course Director
- Professional Men: Jon Anderson, 1973 Boston Marathon Champion celebrating 50th anniversary of his win
- Professional Women: Jaqueline Hansen, 1973 Boston Marathon Champion celebrating 50th anniversary of his win
- Para Athletics Division: Christina Whelton, member of Boston's renowned Brown family. It is customary for a member of the Brown family to start one of the races on Patriots' Day.
- Wave 1: Shane O’Hara, 2013 first responder on Boylston Street at Marathon Sports
- Wave 2: Chief Joseph Bennett, Hopkinton Police Chief who has worked on the marathon for nearly 30 years
- Wave 3: Jamie Stewart, Retired Hopkinton Department of Public Works following 36 years of service to the town.
- Wave 4: Abbie Rosenberg, Founder & Executive Director of Hopkinton Mental Health Collaborative
Boston Marathon Champion Ambassadors In Attendance
- Jaqueline Hansen, 1973(50th anniversary)
- Jon Anderson, 1973 (50th anniversary)
- Meb Keflezighi, 2014 (broadcasting on WCVB-TV and ESPN)
- Joan Benoit Samuelson, 1979 and 1983
- Bill Rodgers, 1975, 1978, 1979, and 1980
- Amby Burfoot, 1968 (running)
- Our Strongest Pro Field EVER
The 127th Boston Marathon will host the fastest field in race history. The fastest and most-decorated professional field ever will line up in Hopkinton, bringing together world record holders, Olympic and Paralympic medalists, 12 Boston champions, and Abbott World Marathon Majors series winners from 27 countries. World record holders in the men’s open (Eliud Kipchoge), men’s wheelchair (Marcel Hug), and women’s wheelchair (Manuela Schär) are entered.
- Sustainability Front and Center
Not only has adidas created the most sustainable Boston Marathon footwear and apparel collection ever, you will also see enhanced recycling and waste stations in Hopkinton, Boston, and throughout the course. A sustainability information booth will also be located at the Boston Marathon Expo. Did you know: 80% of waste from the course is diverted into sustainable streams, such as recycling or compost; 21 tons of clothing was collected at the 2022 Boston Marathon and donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters; 6.6 tons of paper cups provided by Gatorade and Poland Spring along the route were composted following last year’s race; since 2018, waste tonnage going to landfills has been reduced by nearly 40 tons; medals distributed at the B.A.A. 5K are made in America.
- The Most Inclusive Boston Marathon
Every year the B.A.A. strives to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. The 127th Boston Marathon will see a few exciting enhancements to race week including non-binary category inclusion at both the Boston Marathon and B.A.A. 5K; enhanced lactation accommodations and medical device support on race day in Hopkinton, Boston, and at the Boston Marathon Expo; and a pregnancy deferral program that covers all B.A.A. events.
- Giving Back Hits a New High
Since the Official Charity Program first launched at the 1989 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. Official Charity Program and John Hancock’s Non-Profit Program have combined to raise more than $460 million. We are on track to surpass $40 million in fundraising this year, bringing our cumulative total raised to more than $500 million since 1989! Charity partners and programing continues to play an integral part in the Boston Marathon – supporting many in the local area and beyond.