Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Boston Marathon sells out in a day...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Boston Marathon sells out in a day...

I got an e-mail today from someone who was hoping to run a qualifying time in Dublin next Monday for the 2011 Boston Marathon. The entries for Boston opened on Monday the 18th of October and were sold out by 5pm the same day!!

The Boston Marathon is one of big 5 world Marathons and attracts around 27,000 entries. To compete in it, you need to have run a Marathon already in a qualifying time for your age group. It is the oldest Marathon in the States having started way back in 1897 with 15 entries.

With the popularity of Marathon running in the United States, the window for entries has been getting smaller each year going from roughly 3 months two years a few weeks last a day this year!.......and that's for a Marathon that is on next April!!

It's a bit like getting into the Ballycotton '10' ;o)

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