Originally known as the B.A.A. (Boston Athletic Association) Marathon, the annual Patriots' Day race in Boston eventually came to be known simply as the Boston Marathon. Though the B.A.A.'s name is no longer part of the ... More »

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The "K" in "100K" can stand for a few things; it could mean kilometers, indicating a 100 kilometer foot race, commonly called an ultra-marathon. Alternately, it could simply refer to the prefix "kilo," meaning one thousa... More »

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The Boston Marathon is always held on Patriots' Day, which is an annual holiday that falls on the third Monday in April. This is a civic holiday in Massachusetts and Maine that commemorates the Revolutionary War battles ... More »

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Instead of the traditional marathon format, the Boston Marathon took place as a military relay race in 1918. This change, however, was temporary; the military relay format only took place in 1918, though the event was st... More »

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In 1966, Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb became the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon, though she ran as an unregistered racer. The following year, Kathrine Switzer registered under the name K.V. Switzer and ran the race ... More »

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The winner of the Boston Marathon receives a wreath of olive branches, a trophy and a cash prize, though the exact details of the monetary award may depend on factors such as race division (overall, masters and wheelchai... More »