Up To Speed: Boston Marathon Redux

Boston Athletic Association Website –Great for Marathon Info

Compiled by Christine Bishop

FINAL.MindelOutfitBM.jpgMindel bracing for headwind at Boston

Lousy weather in the forecast will be rough on finish times, but former Shen star is in shape for another solid performance.


FINAL.MIndelBMRain.jpgOn a grueling day, Mindel happy with 30th at Boston

The rain kept coming down, and Scott Mindel’s target time kept going up.  On a nasty, raw, windy day that produced slow times across the board, the former Shenendehowa High star finished the 122nd Boston Marathon in 2:32:48, his slowest time in four attempts.

FINALKarenBertassoBM.jpgKaren Bertasso’s Blog on Her Running the 2018 Boston Marathon

Read of her experience there where she ran 2:56 and she was the 41st woman finisher.

2018 Results Search - Boston Athletic Association

2018 Top Finishers · 2018 Team Results · 2018 Statistics · Results Adjustment Request · Report Results Violation 

The Nurse Who Took a Very Different Route to 2nd Place in the Boston Marathon

Until Monday, this was the blueprint for Boston Marathon success for approximately zero elite runners. To finish second in the Boston Marathon, train for the race before and after shifts at a full-time job; never run more than 100 miles a week; and fly into town several days early and drive up to Maine for some biking in Acadia National Park.

The Boston Marathon Awarded Prize Money to Non-Elite Women. It Didn't Have To.

Treacherous weather conditions literally changed the playing field at the Boston Marathon and 5 non-elite runners beat elites.  Technically they did not have to be given prizes.

Transgender Runners Can Race Boston Marathon Under Identified Gender

Transgender runners who qualify can take part in the Boston Marathon as their identified gender, according to Boston Marathon officials.  The issue has garnered attention following a profile in Canadian Running of three transgender women signed up for the race.

Galen Rupp Rebounds From Boston, Wins Prague Marathon In 2:06:07

From dropping out at Boston to winning in Prague!!

Why Men Quit and Women Don’t

But finishing rates varied significantly by gender. For men, the dropout rate was up almost 80 percent from 2017; for women, it was up only about 12 percent. Overall, 5 percent of men dropped out, versus just 3.8 percent of women. The trend was true at the elite level, too.

May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister Ran the 1st Sub-4 Minute Mile

Did you know that our own Louis Serafini from Niskayuna has run a sub-4 minute mile?

There is a clip on Youtube  and an article describing Lou’s accomplishment on February 25, 2018.

This Man Expects to Run a 2:50 in the Boston Marathon.
Click here to find out how he did!!!

Boston Marathon History

The Boston Marathon was first run in April 1897, having been inspired by the revival of the marathon for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The race, which became known as the Boston Marathon, has been held every year since then, even during the World War years, making it the world's oldest annual marathon.

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