Saturday, April 16, 2011

Marathon weekend

Its marathon weekend in Boston and although the rest of the world would have no idea (unless perhaps you are a marathon runner) this is one of the biggest sporting events in the city and one of my favorite weekends in the city. The Boston Marathon draws more than half a million spectators who line the 26.2 mile course and to cheer on the more than 25,000 runners every Patriot’s Day.

In addition to being one of the most difficult marathons in the world, it is one of the five world marathon majors and is the oldest annual marathon dating back to 1897 when the first Boston Marathon was run.

This weekend is the Boston Marathon Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Auditorium (Saturday & Sunday) from 9:00am – 6:00pm. Nearly every athletic, fitness and nutrition firm you can imagine sets up booths to educate and sell their products. Vendors have special sales for the expo and there are usually some pretty cool freebies.


JOel said...

So is this post a prelude to your 2012 Boston Marathon bid? Come on, get running!

Mark said...

I am going to qualify one day, but I see they are making the qualifying times more difficult.

the immigayrant said...


Boston is big on running yeah? I love your coverage of Boston Santa Speedo Run!

Hopefully when I visit Boston someday, the time matches so I can participate in the run or watch it.