It goes without saying that the Boston Marathon is one of the most anticipated Marathon events of the year. The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in Greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is always held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events. It is one of six World Marathon Majors, and is one of four major events held even through the years of both World Wars (Kentucky Derby, Rose Parade, and Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show are the others).
This year, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa has won the coveted men’s Boston Marathon and Caroline Rotich of Kenya finished first in the women’s division. Lelisa Delisa, also won this race before in 2013. With a 2:09:48 finish, Yemane Adhane Tsegay, also from Ethiopia, finished second. Defending champion Meb Keflezighi, an American, finished eighth in 2:12:42.
Watching this race made me remember about the book written by Bruce Van Horn – You CAN Go The Distance. If you are marathon lover then check this one out.