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New England By the Numbers: The Boston Marathon

New England By the Numbers: The Boston Marathon
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New England By the Numbers: The Boston Marathon

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John J. McDermott’s winning time in the first Boston Marathon, 1897

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Kenyan Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot’s record-setting winning time in 2010

11,279
official field of women runners in 2010, the most in Boston Marathon history

1972
year that women were first allowed to officially run the Boston Marathon

35,000
gallons: average amount of spring water purchased for each Boston Marathon

790
portable toilets rented for the 2010 race

1928
year of John A. Kelley’s Boston début, the first of a record 61 starts, of which he finished 58

38
New Englanders who’ve won either the men’s or the women’s title (including wheelchair division) since 1897

548
runners from Boston who entered the 2010 race

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