The Boston Marathon has been an annual tradition for the greater Boston area since 1897. Runners from around the world travel to compete in the world’s oldest annual marathon.
The Boston Marathon is not only the world’s oldest annual marathon, but it is one of the most prestigious marathons and is limited to athletes who meet the qualifying standards. For many runners qualifying for Boston (BQ) and participating in the Boston Marathon is a major achievement in their running career.
Check out the facts about this year's Boston Marathon.