2021 Boston Marathon Thread (Read 193 times)

delicate flower


    Well at least you got one—better than being the 1990s Buffalo Bills!


    It's a damn shame Jim Kelly never got one.


    Elite Jogger


      They tried that back in the '70s and '80s.  The result was even more qualifiers each year even when it took 2:50 to BQ.


      Impressive, especially as there were no Vaporfly shoes back then. 


      Harder BQ times and guaranteed entry for the folk that actually qualify....any places left over could go to the fastest losers or charity runners.

      5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

      Running Problem

      Problem Child


        So you have the qualifying times on the website....then you run a BQ time...but, for some folk it isn’t actually good enough to be allowed to run the race?  A totally bizarre set up.    Make it harder to BQ and guaranteed entry.


        It has been this way for years. Around 2018 they said you had to be about 4 minutes and 53 seconds FASTER than your qualifying time to get in the race.

        Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

        VDOT 51

        5k19:35 | Marathon 2:59:10