Oldest marathon in the books (dating back to 1896); great
crowds watching, great tradition. Qualifying standards have
loosened in recent years.
Guide to Boston
Month of November
Comments: Great split of local and international
field, incredible and unceasing crowd support, a unique five-borough
Guide to New York
We've run a long way,
you know that in 1970 only one woman ran the New York
City Marathon? By 1980, there were 1,962 women to 12,050
men. By 1990, women made up close to one-fifth of the
crowd -- 4,727 of 25,012. And in 1999, at 9,426 out
of 32,503 runners, almost one in three marathoners was a woman.
|(Source: Chris Young, Toronto Star Sportswriter,
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