Here is information on how, how fast, and when to qualify for upcoming Boston Marathons. Good luck to all runners!
2012 Qualifying Times: Below are the qualifying times for the 2012 Boston Marathon (registration is now closed):
|18-34||3hrs 10min||3hrs 40min|
|35-39||3hrs 15min||3hrs 45min|
|40-44||3hrs 20min||3hrs 50min|
|45-49||3hrs 30min||4hrs 00min|
|50-54||3hrs 35min||4hrs 05min|
|55-59||3hrs 45min||4hrs 15min|
|60-64||4hrs 00min||4hrs 30min|
|65-69||4hrs 15min||4hrs 45min|
|70-74||4hrs 30min||5hrs 00min|
|75-79||4hrs 45min||5hrs 15min|
|80 and over||5hrs 00min||5hrs 30min|
2013 Information: For those who didn't get in for 2012, the following link has information on the new and faster qualifying times for the 2013 Boston Marathon, plus when you have to run your qualifying race and when you have to register.
2014 information: Go here!
Note: Qualifying for and competing in the Boston Marathon is one of the "100 things all runners should do before they die," as discussed in my book. Check here for some nice reviews I received for the book.
Who Needs Training?: And for those who are desperate for any way to qualify for Boston, or to finish any marathon for that matter, here are three proven strategies for doing just that.