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Fairly technically challenging course in the front half; if you're not good at optimizing your line, figure you're going to be doing some extra distance. The back half has the major hill of the course on Mile 8 and 9 (out and back on the Edison bridge), then it's flat and straight to the end. Crowd support is decent, although not as good ...
Easily the nicest race in the area. Plenty of crowd support, flat and gorgeous course (how many races have a priest blessing the runners at Miles 8 and 9?), with ample water and a great park to enjoy after the finish chute. After finishing the race, my immediate thought was "I've got to plan for this one next year."
Should Boston Marathon lift qualifying? 5/7/2013 - ESPN.com There's little doubt the Boston Marathon will take place next year, undeterred by last month's terror bombing that killed three people and injured hundreds at the finish line.
When to Retire a Running Shoe 2/18/2013 - NY Times Ryan Hall, one of the world's best distance runners, used to pride himself on wearing his running shoes into nubs. No more. Now he assiduously replaces his shoes after running about 200 miles in them. He goes through two pairs a month.