12 Apr '16, 6pm

It's More Than Just The Hills in the Boston Marathon

If you’re running the Boston Marathon, there are few more things to think about on the course than Heartbreak Hill. Here’s a quick glance at the course with a few interesting notes. The Bus Ride Getting on a bus in Boston Common before 7:00 a.m. to get shuttled out to the start of the race in Hopkinton can be a drag, but it’s only way to get 25,000+ runners there on time and it’s very well organized. Be prepared: take a newspaper or magazine to read, post-breakfast snacks to nibble on, a large bottle full of water or a sports drink to sip, and, just to be safe, your own personal roll of toilet paper. Also, mind the weather forecast and take an old long-sleeve shirt and maybe even sweat pants and a light shell that you don’t mind letting go of (or one that you can tie around your waist during the race). Little Ol’ Hopkinton The smallest town in the world of big city maratho...

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