Tag Archives: BAA Marathon

On Not Knowing How to Watch Boston

A few days ago, a friend asked me for suggestions on where to go to watch the Boston Marathon. It was an innocent question, and I wished I had had a simple, straightforward answer. But the question threw me instead … Continue reading

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Cheaters prosper quite often, actually

(Image: Scatter plot of BAA Marathon finish times by Bib number. Source: marathoninvestigation.com) To say I have mixed feelings about modern Internet sleuthing to find Marathon cheaters is to put it mildly. On the one hand, there’s something absolutely fascinating … Continue reading

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If Marathons Received Football-Style Coverage

It was past midnight but I was having a hard time getting to sleep. Although I was plenty tired from a long day capped off by a demanding evening track workout, neither my mind nor my body had calmed down … Continue reading

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The Long and Short of It

File this under: Less Than Meets the Eye. According to an article in the Wellesley Townsman (“Change of course for Marathon in Hopkinton“), road construction on East Main Street in Hopkinton is likely to shorten the 2015 Boston Marathon course … Continue reading

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