Qualifying for the Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon pic
Boston Marathon
Image: baa.org

Graeme Queen brings over 20 years of experience as an IT professional to his current role as senior director of IT solution delivery. In his free time, Graeme Queen runs 40 to 60 miles per week and hopes to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon, the oldest annual marathon in the world.

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, a runner must achieve a minimum time based on his or her age group on a course certified by either the Association of International Marathons and Runners (AIMS) or USA Track and Field (USATF). For example, to qualify in the 18-34 age group, men must finish in three hours and five minutes while women must finish in three hours and 35 minutes. Although qualification for the race requires a runner to achieve this standard, doing so does not guarantee acceptance into the race. The runners with the best qualification times are accepted first.

The 2017 Boston Marathon will be held on April 17. For additional details on the event, and to view a full list of qualification times, visit www.baa.org.


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