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112th Boston Marathon April 21, 2008

Boston Marathon 2008 in a Nutshell

MAR 12 2008

I was watching with my son an episode of Nova recently. The show was about a team of novices training for 112th Boston Marathon to be held this April 21, 2008. The group includes 13 people ranging from 20s to their 60s. Prior to starting the program, none of them exercised regularly.

I am pretty encouraged by their dedication and I am also excited to join the upcoming mega event.

112th Boston Marathon April 21, 2008

In the middle of the show, my brother from Springfield arrived and watched the show with us. I came to know from him that John Hancock Financial, in its 23rd year as principal sponsor, has 31 elite marathon runners from eight countries set for the 112th Boston Marathon. Boston marathon is a premiere marathon which needs a qualifying time of 3.15 hrs for men and 3.45 hrs for women. I asked Bob, if it is possible for me to join and he said “why not?”.

After the show, I sent an email to Kirk Boyle, a friend of mine who is working for the Boston Athletic Association, the organizer for 112th Boston Marathon. I told him that I decided to join the Marathon and asked him to send me the program details. He told me that the registration was over so I cannot join anymore. Nevertheless, he sent me some details about the marathon.



Field size is 25,000 so registrations will be accepted till this limit reaches, entries will open on September 3 at 9:00 a.m. (EST).


It is only $11o for US residents and increases to $160 after March 1.
International participants will have to pay $150 and $200 after March 1.


The Boston Marathon is a legendry in all the marathons and its route is also certified by Track & Field USA and IAAF. Boston Marathon course starts from rural Hopkinton and ends in Boston.



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