All of us at Becker College would like to say GOOD LUCK to the runners in the 119th Boston Marathon. Here are a few facts about the 26.2-mile race, as well as information about how you can get in on the action from home (or your dorm room).
- The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon.
- It is also New England's most widely viewed sporting event with an estimated 1 million spectators lining the route.
- You can watch the race on your computer through the Boston Athletic Association's free livestream. (Know someone who's running this year? Check here for official start times, too!)
- The maximum number of entrants for 2015 was set at 30,000.
- The legendary John A. Kelley completed a total of 58 Boston Marathons—his last being in 1992 at age 84.
- CBS Boston's WBZ-TV and Universal Sports will both provide live coverage from start to finish.
- To see photos of the most memorable moments in Boston Marathon history, click here. (How about on April 19, 1906, when 18-year-old Timothy Ford became the youngest winner ever? Wow!)
- More than $800k in prize money will be awarded to this year's top finishers.
Want to be a spectator at the 2016 Boston Marathon? As a Becker student, you can get there with one of our convenient transportation options.