Boston Marathon 2023: More than 30 thousand runners participated in the Boston Marathon this year. It is counted among the oldest marathons in the world. Let us tell you about the five oldest marathons in the world today.
Boston Marathon: In this week’s Boston Marathon, Kenya’s Evans Chebet won the men’s and Helen Obiri’s women’s title. Chebet completed the race in two hours five minutes and 54 seconds. The runner-up, Gabriel Gaye of Tanzania, completed his race in two hours, six minutes and four seconds. Benson Kipruto finished third. This was the 127th event of this prestigious marathon. let you today Boston Marathon Tells the important things related to.
More than 30 thousand runners from all over the world took part in this marathon. It is organized every year on the third Monday of April. Till now the marathon was not held in physical mode only once in 2020 due to COVID.
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Some important things related to Boston Marathon
- This event of great importance takes place on Patriot Day.
- The total distance of the marathon is fixed at 42.195 kms.
- This marathon was organized for the first time in the year 1897.
- Then a total of 18 athletes took part in it.
- The marathon begins in Hopkinton and ends at Copley Square, next to the Boston Public Library.
- This marathon was won by 18-year-old Tim Ford at the youngest age in the year 1906.
- For the first time in the year 1986, the winner of the marathon was given prize money.
Some of the world’s leading old marathons
- The Boston Marathon was first organized in the year 1897 in the United States. This is the oldest marathon in the world. This is a competition organized once a year. Runners from all over the world take part in it.
- The Yonkers Marathon was first organized in the year 1907. It is the second oldest marathon in the world. It is also organized once a year in America.
- The Polytechnic Marathon was organized for the first time in the year 1909 in London, United Kingdom. This event also happens once a year. It is the third oldest marathon in the world.
- The Fukuoka Marathon was first held in the year 1947. It is held every year in Japan. It is also one of the oldest marathons in the world.
- The Athens Marathon was organized for the first time in the year 1972 in the city of Athens, Greece. It is also organized once a year.
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