28 Sep '16, 8pm

The Magic Number for the 2017 Boston Marathon - 2 minutes, 9 seconds

The Magic Number for the 2017 Boston Marathon - 2 minutes, 9 seconds

You had to beat your Boston Qualifier (BQ) time by 2 minutes and 9 seconds to get into the 2017 Boston Marathon, according to the press release that came out today . That's just slightly more forgiving than the 2 minutes, 28 seconds required for the 2016 Boston Marathon, but still tougher than the 1 minute, 2 seconds or faster for the 2015 Boston Marathon, or 1 minute, 38 seconds for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Here's the breakdown: 4,357 Qualifiers met their qualifying time by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster. 7,105 Qualifiers met their qualifying time by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster. 6,845 Qualifiers met their qualifying time by 05 minutes, 00 seconds or faster. 4,497 Qualifiers met their qualifying time by 02 minutes, 09 seconds or faster. 410 Qualifiers were accepted based on finishing 10 or more consecutive Boston Marathons. Hopefully you were one of them! See ya th...

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