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Race: Boston Marathon
Location: Boston, MA
Website: http://www.bostonmarathon.com/BostonMarathon/
Type: Run - Marathon
Comment: Over 100 years old, THE premiere marathon in the world.

Comments from RATS

1. Aaron Schwartzbard: The bus ride from Boston to Hopkinton is long. Really long. Like, much, much longer than anyone should be stuck on a bus with a full bladder. Every time I've taken the bus out to Hopkinton, during the last few miles of the ride, half the bus is practically in tears from having to pee so much. You'll have several hours in Hopkinton to overhydrate. You'll be a much happier camper if you don't start your binge drinking before you get on the bus.

The "Athletes' Village" in Hopkinton is really just a big field behind a school. Pay attention to the weather, and take whatever you might need to be comfortable while sitting on the ground outside for a few hours.

Aid stations can get very crowded. First, there'll be an aid station on the right side of the road, then, 100 meters later, there'll be another one on the left. It can be difficult to get over to the right to get water, since that's where everyone wants to be. Whenever I get to a water station that's on the RIGHT, I go to the LEFT side of the course, so that I'll be in a good spot to get water 100 meters up the road.

Monday, April 17, 2017
Aaron Schwartzbard

Monday, April 18, 2016
Aaron Schwartzbard

Monday, April 20, 2015
Aaron Schwartzbard

Monday, April 21, 2014
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:53:07 (View Report)

Monday, April 15, 2013
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:56:29 (View Report)

Monday, April 16, 2012
Aaron Schwartzbard 3:10:25 (View Report)

Monday, April 18, 2011
Charles Barnes
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:43:59 (View Report)

Monday, April 19, 2010
Dan Frost
David Orton 3:18:24 (View Report) Amazing Experience
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:41:03 (View Report)

Monday, April 20, 2009
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:38:23 (View Report) Boston #9

Monday, April 21, 2008
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:39:36 (View Report)

Monday, April 16, 2007
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:39:57 (View Report)

Monday, April 17, 2006
Benjamin Davis 3:32:08 (View Report)
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:38:49 (View Report)
Amanda Shuman 3:45:33 (View Report) My first Boston marathon

Monday, April 18, 2005
Scott Baldwin 3:33:21 (View Report) My random thoughts from Boston 05
Benjamin Davis 3:18:00 (View Report)
Aaron Schwartzbard 3:10:30 (View Report) A picture is worth a thousand words!

Monday, April 19, 2004
Alex Rochette 3:09:08 (View Report) Hot. Period.
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:57:26 (View Report) It was a little warm

Monday, April 21, 2003
Scott Baldwin 3:39:57 (View Report)
Aaron Schwartzbard 2:47:14 (View Report) 151th overall, 17,567 starters, 17,046 finishers, hot and sunny for the first half, windy for the second half

Monday, April 15, 2002
Aaron Schwartzbard 3:14:39 (View Report) Double Beantown Marathon Shuffle With A Reverse Backflip

Monday, April 16, 2001
Aaron Schwartzbard 3:19:36 (View Report) 26.2 miles is a long way to limp...