Posted by : RunnerBecky Thursday, April 11, 2013



If only this post was about me. You wish!



The 117th running of The Boston Marathon is Monday, April 15th. There are 27,000+ participants in this year's race. I am still trying to figure out if the race will be on television or streamed live on the computer. If you are in Massachusetts you can watch here



Boston is one of the oldest and most prestigious races in the United States and in order to compete you must qualify with a specific time based on your gender and age.

2014 QUALIFYING TIMES

(effective September 22, 2012)
Age Group                                      Men                                                                   Women
18-343hrs 05min 00sec3hrs 35min 00sec
35-393hrs 10min 00sec3hrs 40min 00sec
40-443hrs 15min 00sec3hrs 45min 00sec
45-493hrs 25min 00sec3hrs 55min 00sec
50-543hrs 30min 00sec4hrs 00min 00sec
55-593hrs 40min 00sec4hrs 10min 00sec
60-643hrs 55min 00sec4hrs 25min 00sec
65-694hrs 10min 00sec4hrs 40min 00sec
70-744hrs 25min 00sec4hrs 55min 00sec
75-794hrs 40min 00sec5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over4hrs 55min 00sec5hrs 25min 00sec



If you are 80 and older running a marathon, then I feel like a total failure. 


I have yet to run a marathon although it is on my bucket list. With a 1 year old and 5 group exercise classes already on my agenda training time is limited. I have conquered 3 half marathons and have shaved 40 minutes (CRAZY!) off my first race time so the hope of running a marathon is there, although I doubt Boston will ever be a possibility. 


The 2012 male winner finished in 2:12:40 and the female in 2:31:50. INCREDIBLE!

Skinny Runner will be there this year, as well as Patrick House, Season 10 winner of The Biggest Loser.

Me with Biggest Loser Season 10 Winner Patrick House


Have you ever run Boston?



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  1. hi there! I found you through Skinny Runner and I just want to say I too feel like a failure if an 80+yr old is running a marathon! HA! I've done 2 mini's and like you, want to do a full. Just have to find the time and quite honestly the motivation to keep it up! Good luck with everything :)

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  2. I would absolutely love to qualify for Boston one day, but a 3:05 marathon is way over my head right now. For the time being I'll just have to settle for working on PRs. I definitely recommend the marathon distance if you can find the time to train for it though! Finishing was one of the most significant achievements of my running career.

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    1. I can imagine completing a marathon would be a huge rush! It would be you in an elite class of endurance athletes. Maybe I'll be there one day :)

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