Guess the 2019 Boston Marathon Registration Cutoff” Contest
Guess the cutoff time for the 2019 Boston Marathon It’s that time of year again, Boston Marathon registration time, when runners all over the world obsess over whether their mBQ (maybe Boston Qualifying) time is fast enough to get them in the race. The B.A.A. uses a “rolling admission” schedule,
What YOU Thought the Boston Marathon Cutoff Will Be
Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon opened yesterday. We got 377 entries in our “Guess the 2019 Boston Marathon Registration Cutoff” Contest. Here’s what you (the collective “you”) thought the cutoff would be: For the purposes of the distribution chart, I grouped the entries into 10-second bins. The distribution
Mathematical Runner’s Prediction for the 2019 Boston Marathon Cutoff
There’s still time to enter our “Guess the 2019 Boston Marathon Registration Cutoff” Contest! Beat our prediction, win bragging rights. Be one of the top three entries, win actual, real prizes! Entries close Sept. 9. Predicting the Boston Marathon qualifying cutoff times is a fool’s game. There’s too much uncertainty
How Much Further For The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon?
The prospect of a sub-2-hour marathon continues to excite running fans, and possibly even more so sports physiologists. The latest paper on this topic, How Much Further For The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon?, has just been published by the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine. Written by scientists from Brazil, Greece, and
Eliud Kipchoge Marathons Time
Eliud Kipchoge, an Olympic gold medalist marathoner from Kenya, is the world’s fastest runner. On 26 September 2018, he ran a time of 2:01:39 at the Berlin Marathon in Germany. This was his third consecutive win at this event and it broke the previous record for a marathon by more
Flood, Sweat and Tears The 2018 Boston Marathon
Some numbers: Desiree Linden’s winning margin of 4:10 is the largest since 1993. Her time of 2:39:54 beat the second-place time of 2:44:04 by Sarah Sellers by 4:10. In 1993, Olga Markova’s 2:25:27 was 4:33 faster than Kim Jones’ 2:30:00. Desi’s was the slowest winning time for women since Gayle
Which Age Group Has the Easiest Boston Marathon Qualifying Time?
The Boston Marathon is one of the few races that require most runners to beat a qualifying time to get in. Some runners do that on their first attempt, while others struggle for years, hoping that hard work and slower qualifying times for older runners will help them succeed. Boston
Boston Marathon Winning Time Progression
Let’s take a look at a chart of the winning times in the Boston Marathon for the Open and Wheelchair divisions: Note how as fields get larger and more experienced, much of the variability from year to year goes away. The trends match the trends for the marathon community