Boston Marathon

Publication date: 29 Aug 2022

About the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest running marathons in the world, held annually by several Boston cities in eastern Massachusetts, USA. The marathon takes place every third Monday in April, on Patriots’ Day. Since 1897, the Boston Athletic Association has been organizing this sporting event. The annual average number of participants in the Boston Marathon is 20,000 to 30,000 athletes.

Official website of the Boston Marathon 

2023 Boston Marathon

Preliminary information suggests that the 127th running marathons in Boston will be held on 17 April 2023.

History of the Boston Marathon

The first Boston Marathon race was held in 1897. The idea for the event came from the Summer Olympics held the year before in Athens. Initially, the Boston Marathon was considered a national event, but over time the popularity of this event began to attract athletes from all over the world.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer registered for the marathon. As a result, she became the first woman to run and finish with a valid official registration. Despite the fact that marathon official Jock Semple repeatedly attacked the athlete, wanting to disqualify her. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) banned women from competing alongside men and it was not until 1972 that a similar event was organized for women.

In the history of the marathon, the first money prize was awarded in 1986.

Previous Boston Marathon race results

The year Venue Results
2022 Boston, USA Men:

Evans Chebet (Kenya), Lawrence Cherono (Kenya), Benson Kipruto (Kenya)


Peres Jepchirchir (Kenya), Ababel Yeshaneh (Ethiopia), Eric Kiptanui (Kenya)

2021 Boston, USA Men:

Benson Kipruto (Kenya), Lemi Berhanu (Ethiopia), Jemal Yimer (Ethiopia)


Diana Kipyokei (Kenya), Edna Kiplagat (Kenya), Mary Ngugi (Kenya)

2020 It was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic

2024 Boston Marathon

The 128th Boston Marathon is tentatively scheduled for 15 April 2024.

Keep an eye on the dates of marathons and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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