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The Boston Marathon

THE BOSTON MARATHON Half a million Start of the spectators shoW up to watch 20,000+ runners Boston Marathon since 1924 The first mile is the every year. steepest downhill of the course, dropping130 feet For the first 27 years, the Marathon started The world's oldest marathon HOPKINTON it has been run in here since 1897. Female students ASHLAND from Wellesley College famously line the route and scream at the top of their lungs - you can hear them roar a mile away! FRAMINGHAM During the 1907 Marathon, a freight frain blocked the route NATICK in Framingham for wo minutes! Location of the Marathon's WELLESLEY halfway point MILE 13.1 NEWTON Women weren't allowed BROOKLINE The winner of the 2nd Boston to enter the marathon until Marathon was BOSTON named Ronald 1972. MacDonald. Though in '67 a woman Finish line Home of registered with her initials and posed in front of the Boston Library Heartbreak Hill – on Commonwealth Avenue just before Boston College, it's the mosh challenging stretch of the Marathon as a man to run. The first 90- degree right lurn of the course Course Course Record for Record for OCcurs at the Men: Women: Newton Fire 2:03:02 2:20:43 Station Brought to You by ARBELLA INSUR ANC E

The Boston Marathon

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Interesting facts about one of the world's most famous runs, the Boston Marathon.


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