That is the most common way to gain entry. See this URL for qualifying criteria: http://baa.org/BostonMarathon/Qualifying.asp However, you can also gain entry to the Boston Marathon by raising money for recognized charitable organizations: http://baa.org/BostonMarathon/Charity.asp
Anyone who can meet the rigorous qualifying times set by the Boston Athletic Association. These depend upon your gender and age group; for example, "men aged 50-54."
As of 2009, the qualifying times range from 3:10 (for men under the age of 35) to 5:30 (for women over the age of 79).
Apart from qualifying, there are additional ways to participate (substantial fund-raising, sponsorships, etc.) available to a small number of runners.
That would depend on your age group. Also, qualifying times had to be run on or after September 29, 2007 to qualify for the 2008 race.
18-34 years old: men-3 hours 10 minutes, women-3 hours 40 minutes
35-39 years old: men-3 hours 15 minutes, women-3 hours 45 minutes
40-44 years old: men-3 hours 20 minutes, women-3 hours 50 minutes
45-49 years old: men-3 hours 30 minutes, women-4 hours 00 minutes
50-54 years old: men-3 hours 35 minutes, women-4 hours 05 minutes
55-59 years old: men-3 hours 45 minutes, women-4 hours 15 minutes
60-64 years old: men-4 hours 00 minutes, women-4 hours 30 minutes
65-69 years old: men-4 hours 15 minutes, women-4 hours 45 minutes
70-74 years old: men-4 hours 30 minutes, women-5 hours 00 minutes
75-79 years old: men-4 hours 45 minutes, women-5 hours 15 minutes
80+ years old: men-5 hours 00 minutes, women-5 hours 30 minutes
You do not have to qualify to run. However, seeded start corrals are offered to the fastest runners on a first-come, first-served basis and assignments are not guaranteed. Race result certificates with qualifying times can be faxed to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon office, but will not be accepted after 8/19.
You are able to enter most marathons by paying an entry fee. However, the Boston Marathon is considered to be a marathon for elite runners who need to have run a prior marathon within a certain time in order to be able to run the Boston Marathon. Qualification times are determined by gender and age. You also need to have run a prior marathon within a certain time period - usually within 18 months prior to the Boston marathon. The marathon that is used to qualify you for Boston also needs to be on a approved course. The qualification times are below:
You don't have to run your best marathon at Boston, but you have to run your best marathon in order to get there! Good luck!
This is a complicated question, since it is based on a number of criteria. The basic ones are that you must be over 18, and have already competed in a nationally sanctioned marathon event within the past year and a half. There are specific criteria for different age groups, and also for gender, as well as criteria for those competing in the wheelchair events. I enclose a link to the Boston Athletic Association, where it will explain in detail the various standards needed to qualify for the event.
Yes there are qualifying times for the Boston Marathon. The required qualifying times are based on the runners age and gender. The highest qualifying time is is for the age group of 18-34. The qualifying time for men is 3hrs 05min 00sec and the time for women is 3hrs 35min 00sec. On the website listed below, there is a chart describing the qualifying times. http://www.baa.org/Races/Boston-Marathon/Participant-Information/Qualifying.aspx
The qualifying times for the Boston Marathon vary by age group and gender. Refer to the link under related links for the list of qualifying times for each group.
No, but when you sign up you need proof that you meet the qualifying time for your age/gender group.
Clarence Demar was the first one to win 7 times
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He won the Boston Marathon two times, in 1935 and 1945. He was a second place finisher seven times, and in all, competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons.
Registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon begins on September 12, 2011 and ends on September 23,2011. Registration dates also depend on qualifying times and these vary based on age,gender,and physical impairments as well.
Two people of note for their age in the Boston Marathon according to Runner's world:Ageless Wonder I: Clarence DeMar ran the Boston Marathon 32 times. In addition to his seven wins, he had eight other top-10 finishes. His fastest times were 2:18:10 over the 25-mile course in 1922 and 2:29:40 over the lengthened course two years later.Ageless Wonder II: DeMar was 65 when he ran his last Boston Marathon, but at that age John A. Kelley was just warming up. Kelley's remarkable marathon career spanned eight decades. Beginning in 1928 and ending in 1992, he started Boston 61 times, failing to finish on only three of those occasions. He won Boston twice, took second seven times and finished in the top-10 18 times. Six of those top-10 finishes came after the age of 40, one after 50.
There are 25,000 spots for runners in the Boston Marathon each year, and qualifying times vary by age. For males, qualifying times range from 3 hours and 5 minutes to 4 hours and 55 minutes, and for women, qualifying maximums range from 3 hours and 35 minutes to 5 hours and 25 minutes.
7 ... 1911, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930.
I require a list of times for men with times below 2hr 40minutes for 1983 London Marathon
1 marathon = 42.2 kilometres 42.2/0.4 = 105.5 times around
Sam Ferris. Ferris won silver in the 1932 marathon after finishing 5th in the 1924 marathon and 8th in the 1928 marathon.