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I can safely say, I’m registered for Boston Marathon 2013

Based on an excellent  analysis of the impact of the new qualifying standards and rolling registration system on entrants for the Boston Marathon by Andrew Mooney of Boston. com, I feel confident that I’m in for 2013.  Mooney’s well-researched article is worth a read:  Higher qualifying standards to reduce marathon registration traffic.

Running with the “open men”. Boston 2008 in the wake of a nor’easter


  • My qualifying time for 2013 exceeded my age-group standard by 19 minutes and 39 seconds.
  • This will be my fifth Boston marathon (1998, 2000, 2007, 2008)
  • In 2007 I met the qualifying standard for Open Men of 3:10, exceeding my age-group standard by 55 minutes.
  • My husband ran the 1978 Boston marathon when the standard for Open Men was 2:50 and Open Women 3:20.
  • In 1978 the cut off for having your time published in the souvenir booklet was 3:15 for both sexes.
  • The current standard for Open Men of 3:05  is more challenging than the standard for women of 3:35.
  • The age-graded equivalent for women to the standard for Open Men is 3:20:30