Good point. You did have to run qualifiers and you had to break 3 hrs in order to qualify to run the Boston in the 70's. This was at the time of Frank Shorter and 2:09 time to run the 26 mile, 385 yard event. You couldn't just stroll into the pack because you were a local.
posted on 10/05/2004 11:56:42 AM PDT
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posted on 10/05/2004 11:58:17 AM PDT
by Gopher Broke
(Put your BUSH 2004 sticker/static on your car NOW)
True marathoners are obsessive about it. My husband has qualified for the 2005 Boston, but all he thinks about while training for November's Richmond Marathon is whether he will beat the Boston (2006) qualifying time for his age group. Believe me, Kerry is no marathoner!
The qualifying standards go by 5 year age groups, male and female, and have been changed a bit over the years.
posted on 10/05/2004 12:10:42 PM PDT
That's right. He should have had to run other races before Boston. There have to be records of him finishing at least one race somewhere with a recorded time. With some digging, this should be verifiable...if it's true. [I'm not holding my breath.]
posted on 10/05/2004 12:20:54 PM PDT
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