The city of Boston hosts its annual marathon sporting event today. This prestigious sporting event is held today, Patriots’ Day- a state holiday in MA. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. It is managed by the Boston Athletic Association.
Amateur and professional runners from all over the world compete in the Boston Marathon each year, braving the hilly New England terrain. The course runs through 26.22 miles of winding roads.
The Boston marathon is New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. About 500,000 spectators watch the race live annually
Our Boston office salutes the runners in this year’s Boston Marathon.
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Update: Defending champion Robert Cheruiyot (2:07:46) of Kenya won his fourth Boston Marathon in six years. While Ethiopia’s Dire Tune (2:25:25) took the women’s crown.