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Annual marathon hosted by the U.S. city of Boston

  • The annual marathon is hosted by the U.S. city of Boston.
  • The race is managed by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.).
  • It is held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April.
  • It is the world's oldest annual marathon.
  • It was first held in 1897 after getting inspired with the 1896 Summer Olympics.
  • The race is one of the five World Marathon Majors.
  • The 2011 race had 26,895 participants.
  • The Centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 established a record as the world's largest marathon with 38,708 entrants, 36,748 starters, and 35,868 finishers.
  • The race gathers about 500,000 spectators every year.
  • The race runs through eight Massachusetts cities and towns: Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, and Boston.
  • The course runs through 26.22 miles (42.195 km).
  • On April 18, 2011, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya ran the fastest marathon ever in a time of 2 hours 3 minutes 2 seconds at the 2011 Boston Marathon.
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