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Glasgow, UK -
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London, UK -
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jobs <webmaster@jobs-magazines-work.de>
Germany -
I ran the Boston Marathon in 1998. It was my 7th marathon to run my whole running career, my 5th marathon to run after having 6 children. I loved the excitement, the area, and most of all the support of the crowds and spectators! I was suffering through most of the race from dehydration, and so it became very hard to finish, especially the last 6 miles. The support of the spectators, I even heard several call out my name(I'm not sure how they knew, or maybe I was dreaming that they were!) I will always have a special place in my heart for the city of Boston and all those wonderful people! Thanks a bunch! Sincerely, Lisa Ann Bawden
Lisa Ann Bawden <leroyann_us@yahoo.com>
Huntington, Utah USA -
A good friend of ours ran the 1990 Boston Marathon and didn't get the poster. If anyone knows of where we can locate one, please let us know. Thanks.
Lori Klinger <cuda1@fast.net>
Bethlehem, PA USA -
I run Boston on April 20, 1987. Finally, a dream come true. As a serious runner with more than 25 full marathons and over 200 shorter 10-20K events, I felt that I was prepared for Boston. The undescribable challenge of the race, beauty of its tree lines streets the constant crowd support... the cheering on the streets. Little children offering you oranges and apples was something new to me. I loved the race, I love the people of Boston. Am aspiring to run the race again soon. Vince Kelemen
robert kelemen <rfkel@info.com.ph>
Quezon City, na Philippines -
I ran the 86th, 87th and 89th Boston Marathon. It was a constant high while training to qualify for the 'Boston'. Then it wa an ultimate high preparing for it. Then the juices really begin to flow when arrangements are being made to go to Boston. Then for 2 or 3 days that you are there, it seems like your on cloud nine, taking in all of the activities that are plan for the runners. This goes on right up to the starting time of the race. Because of all the people standing along the route and cheering the runners on, one feels little or no pain and when you turn off from Beacon Street to Boylston Street you are existing in an extreme eurphoric conditon. This is the stuff that memories are truly made of. I would recommend it to any potential runner who has the slighest inkly to participate in the Boston Marathon. Go for it.
Joseph P. C. Surace <janbgl@uswest.net>
Salt Lake City, UT USA -
dO YOU ACTUALY Half to be handicaped to be in the wheel chair competition? I liked Marathon 1966,when the stoped aT THE NEWLY OPENED PRUDENTIAL BLDG. aNYONE GOT COLOR PHOTOS OF THE 1945 MARATHON ?(978) 658-3618
rocky HanrahaN <NONE?>
wILMINGTON, MA USA -
I THINK THAT THE BOSTON MARATHON IS A GREAT RACE AND GIVES PEOPLE A CHANCE TO DO WHA TTHEY LOVE WHICH IS TO RUN. I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD DEFINATELY KEEP THE RACE GOING AND I SUPPOR TIT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, IS WHAT THE RUNNERS ARE FEELING DURING THIER VICTORY AND DURING THE TIME THAT THEY ARE RUNNING THE RACE. IS THERE A RUNNER WHO IS THE BEST RUNNER THAT THERE HAS EVER BEEN, OR IS THERE MORE THAN ONE PERSON WHO HAVE CAPTURED THE TITLE OF THE GREATEST RUNNER EVER. HOW LONG IS THE MARATHON? HAS ONE PERSON EVER TAKEN SO LONG THAT THEY EITHER HAD TO BE DISCAULLIFIED FROM THE RACE OR SIMPLY ERASED FROM ANY RECORD FROM THE BOSTON MARATHON? HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED DURING THE RACE? HAS AN AMBULANCE EVER HAD TO COME TO THE RACE TO HELP SOMEONE? HAS ANYONE EVER DIED BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER THE MARATHON? WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST RUNNER IN THE WORLD? DID DONOVAN BAILEY RUN IN THE BOSTON MARATHON OR WAS THAT JUST A MARATHON, OR WAS IT THE OLYMPICS? DO YOU KNOW WHAT HIS TIME WAS? IT WAS PROBABLY PRETTY FAST HUGH? WELL I SHOULD GO NOW! MAYBE I E-MAIL YOU LATER! BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JOANNE MARLAND <JOANNEMARLAD@HITME.COM>
NEW YORK, U- USA -
I was hoping you can help me. I'm doing a poster for Women's history Month in March and I was hoping you can help me find some info (I tried the internet) on two women who "crashed" the Boston Marathon. One was Bobbie Gibbs in 1966 and the other was Kathleen Switzer in 1967 (I think). Can you point me in the right ddirection or an internet site where I might find into on these two women and in particular, their run in the BOston Marathan. Thank you. Mary Medina
Mary Medina <srmedina1@kuentos.guam.net>
Santa Rita, GU USA -
i plan on running boston for the first time (2nd marathon) and want to learn as much as possible about the course and about the whole process , particularly in comparison to NYC. It looks like downhill running is very important and that is deifately my worst area. Are the downhills really extreme or barely noticeable? How extreme is heartbreak hill and the other up hills? What's it like at the start? Are people taking pisses all over the place? How many people usually run it? thanks!!! for any and all comments!!!
jim kilbridge <jxkilbridge@mindspring.com>
scarsdale, ny USA -
I ran in the 100th Boston Marathon in 1996, an amazing experience... - 650+ buses shuttled the 38000 runners to the start - I was on bus #100 for the 100th running and the guy sitting next to me was running his 100th marathon - the staging area at Hopkinton had several hundred porta-potties but lines were still 20 deep - 38000 people on a two lane road at the start stretched as far as you could see - the gun went off and it took 20 minutes for the runners to clear the starting line - the lottery entrants were held in a seperate corral like second class citizens that were allowed to start after the qualifying runners - it was like a big parade with parties all along the way - kids stood waiting for high-5s and handed out fruit just for fun - spectators were everywhere for the entire 26 miles often 2 or 3 deep - the organization and support was excellent and so was the weather - the John Hancock Tower looms in the distance as the goal to be achieved - runners tighten up late in the run, but the crowds are tremendous in Boston keeping the excitement level up and masking the pain - A fantastic experience that I must repeat in 2000, my qualifying entry will be in the mail tomorrow...
Jim Anderson
Auburn , WA USA -
I ran the 1995 Boston Marathon and I am looking for a poster or other memorabilia from that race. Thanks.
Ernest De Paolantonio <edepaolantonio@schein-rx.com>
Mendham, NJ USA -
Hi -- looking for members of the So.Cal.Striders 60's thru the 80's ie Race Walkers and Road Runners.
Dick Ortiz <cmdr.p73vc>
Wichita , Ks USA -
Hello -- I am looking for all the Culver City A.C members of the 50's thru the late 70''s
R.S.Ortiz <rso714@worldnet.att.net>
Wichita, Ks USA -
I am a teacher/counselor at a Junior High school in Ludington, Mi. I was asked to talk to a class about my experiences running the 100th Boston Marathon. I took my medal in to show to the class and then went back and put it in my desk drawer. It was sometime later that I realized that someone had stolen it out of my desk. Does anyone know where I can purchase another one? Thanks, Ross Donley
ross w. donley <rdonley@edcen.ehhs.cmich.edu>
ludington, MI USA -
I am 16 with a PR of 3:30:04 and I wish to run in the Boston Marathon this year. I would like information concerning qualifing times and dates for registration. Thank you.
John Boker <J_boker@yahoo.com>
Weston, wv USA -
Think I was undertrained. Does anybody know if there was a poster for this event? I would love to get one if possible. Thanks.
phyllis stensland <phyllisstensland@dwt.com>
Seattle, WA USA -
My only thoughts about the BAA actually concern the honesty of the operation. I ran Boston in 1994 and 1995. The 1996 race was billed as the 100th, In point of fact , it was only the 99th, as there was NO Boston Marathon run in 1918. Anyone who checks the record book will find that there was no winner that year because a relay race was held, seemingly for the military. Thus, 1997 was really the 100th. Again, in 1999, the BAA advertised on WBZ radio that this was the "Last BAA Marathon of the 20th century." Since you must complete 2000 years in order to finish 20 centuries, the 2000 running will actually be the last one for the 20th century. The first BAA Marathon of the 21st century will take place in the year 2001. Does the BAA have a reply to this point? If so, I would like to hear from you about it.
Don Leeman <DLeeman03887@hotmail.com>
USA -
I ran the 100th and the 101st. I qualified for the 100th with a 3:49, needing a 3:50! The 100th was fantastic! I felt like I was in a dream the whole way- I just couldn't believe I was there. It was perfect -one of the best days of my life! I wanted to run the next year to see what it was like normally. Another great day but I developed blisters at mile 3 so ran in pain most of the way. I didn't even notice Heartbreak Hill the first time (I had to ask someone where it was as I crested it- I was told I was onn it!) But the secone time I felt every inch! Anyway, I love Boston and will be there in 2000. I'm running on my pr marathon time of 3:30 and my husband wil be there with me this time. I'll look for some of you there!
Joanne Jackson <Runr 5367@aol.com>
Edmond, ok USA -
This was the first time I went with friends to watch the runners at the finish line and we were shocked to see the large number of volunteers SMOKING at the finish line!!!!! GOOD GRIEF, ECK, we are still talking about the poor P.R. Why not simply get a camel or a man on a horse or pass out cigarettes along the way?
R. Barker <RBBARK@aol.com>
Cambridge, MA USA -
Running the 100th Boston Marathon was like running through a ticker tape parade, I definitely plan on running the 200th.
Paul Russo <paulrusso@compuserve.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA -
Running the 100th Boston Marathon was like running through a ticker tape parade, I definitely plan on running the 200th.
Paul Russo <paulrusso@compuserve.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA -
Boston will always remain the best..100th, and beyond....
Carol Jonah <cjonah@mediaone.net>
Dedham, Ma USA -
Boston will always remain the best..100th, and beyond....
Carol Jonah <cjonah@mediaone.net>
Dedham, Ma USA -
Boston was the best nad still is>>>>
Carol Jonah <Cjonah@mediaone.net>
Dedham, Ma USA -
I have run the Boston Marathon five times. The 100th running was by fair the best. The weather was great, the city of Boston opened its arms to the runners, and the party afterwards made it all so memorable.
Becky Backstrom <gbbackstrom@email.msn.com>
Redmond, WA USA -
I'm an artist volunteering this year at Boston. I'm going to be making a piece that represents the Boston Marathon and I need some help. I would like to use things from runners, volunteers, or even watchers in the project. It's sort of a sculptural collage. Things like race numbers, photos, singlets, loose clothing, support signs, shoes, crushed water cups, energy gel packs, anything. It just needs to have some significance to the person sending it to me. Any help will be greatly appreciated, and all donors' names will go onto a list that goes with the piece. When it's finished, I will be donating it to the B.A.A. for everyone that passes through to see. My mailing address is Jason Kaylor, 946 Spanglers Mill Rd, Floyd, VA, 24091. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you and long live the Boston Marathon!
Jason Kaylor <pezphish@hotmail.com>
Floyd, VA USA -
RE: 1999 Race Do you have any seasoned hopeless romantics in your volunteer camp??? Do you believe in supporting runners individually, beyond what you do in general to support a fabulous event?? If so, please respond, I'm trying to find someone who will do a sign for me as I'm stuck in Michigan while my man runs!! I will be forever grateful! Virginia
Virginia <vtegel@grantps.net>
Big Rapids, MI USA -
H I am hoping someone wiill see my add I AM LOOKING FOR THE FAMILYS OFF THE LATE HAROLD AND LOREN Hiltz (Sons of the latef Ernest R.E. Hiltz. I am Harold and Lorens Sister from a later marriage off our father Ernest Hltz. The only Information have is they lived on Tarbox street,Dedham mass. in the 1940ies. I dont Drink or smoke like our father did. please contact me at Ruby (Hiltz) Sorrell ,RR#3 Truro ,Nova Scota Canada b2n5b2 thank you all very much Ruby
Ruby(HLTZ) Sorrell <rsorrell@mal.col.auracom.com>
Truro N.S., Canada -
april 15, 1996...clear and sunny...the high school stadium at hopkinton a mass of scantily-clad humanity, waiting, waiting, waiting....johnny kelley sang "fairy tales can come true; it can happen to you; if you're young at heart..." it took me eight minutes to cross the start line after the cannon fired...mostly i remember the people...you'd have to call them marathon fans....i must've slapped hands with a thousand kids....i wore a cat in the hat hat so my family could find me, but i saw at least three other runners with the same hat....my favorite costume was the scale replica of the old north church steeple, and i didn't pass this guy until mile 21....a great day to be alive!!!!
Doug Musgrove <haredoug@earthlink.net>
Seattle, WA USA -
I remember the huge line of busses waiting to get to the start. I think the elementary school could handle about 10 busses at a time so every 8 - 10 minutes we would move ahead 200 yards. About 1.5 hours into the race people would jump off of the bus into the woods to use the restroom. Entire busses woudl load and unload every 10 minutes into the woods
jerry kipping <kipprun@juno.com>
corpus christi, texas USA -
I have one more question.... I have never ran a marathon before. How do I go about training for one? Meg
Meghan <mcdain@hotmail.com>
Kalispel, MT USA -
Hi, My name is Meghan and I ran for my Cross county teams in High school (I'm 18 years old) I'm coming to Boston for the summer. I needed to know what running clubs are out there. I also wanted to know where I can find the listings of this summer's races. I'd love to hear from someone!! Thanks:) Meg
Meghan <mcdain@hotmail.com>
MT USA -
I am a runner for a college in Louisville, Kentucky. I run Cross Country and track. I am interested in running a marathon some day. I thought it would be neat to learn more about the Boston Marathon.
Pam Mick <pmick01@bellarmine.edu>
Hamilton, Oh USA -
Running Boston of all the marathons I've run was hands down the most emotional, thrilling and self-satisfying. I don't think I will ever match the feeling of elation when I crossed that finish line in any other race. what a great thrill and a fantastic memory. Thanks Boston !!!!!
Beth Mengel
Fairfield , CT USA -
Hey hows it going?
Sze, Toni
Calgary, AB Canada -
Does anyone have info on tom longboat. Good race all of you
Mike M. <mccorquindalem@hotmail.com>
Calgary, Alberta Canada -
It is excited to visit the web.I am so eager to Know the event day and may be honour to be the part of the event.Thanks in advance.
Wong Hou Man <houman@netvigator.com>
Hong Kong, NA Hong Kong -
Gentlemen: I have a good frient whose Iranian Marathon man. he has a good record in Marathon in Asian(2hours and 15 minite in 42km). he is living in Iran and would like be in your Marhaton race.I am Living in USA, and am his coach and doctor he needs your help for get a Visa to come to USA. please Guidance him for this problem .I am wait for your idea.Sincerely L.POURKAZEMI M.D.JAN/12/1999.
Dr L. Pourkazemi <pourkazemi@hotmail.com>
Glen Burnie, MDMmdD USA -
Gentlemen: I have a good frient whose Iranian Marathon man. he has a good record in Marathon in Asian(2hours and 15 minite in 42km). he is living in Iran and would like be in your Marhaton race.I am Living in USA, and am his coach and doctor he needs your help for get a Visa to come to USA. please Gauidence him for this problem .I am wait for your idea.Sincerely L.POURKAZEMI M.D.JAN/12/1999.
Dr L. Pourkazemi <pourkazemi@hotmail.com>
Glen Burnie, MDMmdD USA -
Gentlemen: I have a good frient whose Iranian Maratho man.he has a good record in Marathon in Asian(2hours and 15 minite in 42km) he is living in Iran and wouldlike be in your Marhaton match.I am Liviag in USA and am his coach and doctor he need s to Visa for come to USA please Gauidence him for this problem .I am wait for your idea.Sincerely L.POURKAZEMI M.D.
Dr L. Pourkazemi <pourkazemi@hotmail.com>
Glen Burnie, MDMmdD USA -
Gentlement: I have a good frient whose Iranian Maratho man.he has a good record in Marathon in Asian(2hours and 15 minite in 42km) he is living in Iran and wouldlike be in your Marhaton match.I am Liviag in USA and am his coach and doctor he need s to Visa for come to USA please Gauidence him for this problem .I am wait for your idea.Sincerely L.POURKAZEMI M.D.
Dr L. Pourkazemi <pourkazemi@hotmail.com>
Glen Burnie, MDMmdD USA -
Running the 100th Boston Marathon was like running through a ticker tape parade, I definitely plan on running the 200th.
Paul Russo
Brooklyn, NY USA -
Great
Guy Gary
USA -
This web site is the bomb!!!!!! Keep it up
Karalyn Bonnetrouge
Fort Providence, NWT Canada -
I wish to run in the Boston Marathon this year and I would like information concerning qualifing times and dates for registration. Thank you.
Jamie Stout <stout_j@alph.swosu.edu>
Altus, OK USA -
My brother just qualified for the Boston Marathon. Can anyone tell me where I can buy a Boston Marathon T-shirt? In my previous message I entered my e address wrong...the correct address is fredrick@mcn.org.
Lou Anne Fredrickson <fredrci@mcn.org>
Annapolis, CA USA -
My brother just qualified for the Boston Marathon. Can anyone tell me where I can buy a Boston Marathon T-shirt?
Lou Anne Fredrickson <fredrci@mcn.org>
Annapolis, CA USA -
The Boston was the most awesome gathering of runners I have ever seen in person or on TV.
Johnnie Marks <mjmarks@psci.net>
Jasper, in USA -
hi
Joe Smith <none>
Cambridge, MA USA -
I really liked the race except for the fact that I was sore for months after I ran
Evan Cook <cooke@hotmail.com>
boston, ma USA -
Cuando es la proxima marathon de boston?
alfredo mingo <cupecit@yahoo.com>
buenos aires, argentina -
please tell me all information on entering the boston marathon. 1.time needed to qualify 2.when is it 3.when you have to enter by
dana brody <brodycik@msn.com>
miami, fl USA -
I RAN 102 AND WIL BE THERE FOR 103. I WOULD LOVE TO MEET SIMILAR SPIRITS. I HOPE TO STAY IN HOPKINTON FOR 103.
R. MORELL <rmore@gateway.net>
BRIGHTON, MI USA -
I qualified for Boston when I was 16 years old and always dreamed about "Running Boston" well I finally did at age 38 with the same time I ran at age 16...it was 3:09. The 100th running of Boston was a lifelong goal and I knew going into it that it would be my last marathon...my body unable to handle the rogours of training.. It was a great experience and one I will always cherish...I need help in trying to purchase some commerative merchandise from the 100th anyone out ther have some ideas??? thanks Paul
Paul Tyska <pault@cardioth.com>
Wilmette, Il USA -
The weather was beautiful; the crowd was awesome - very supportive!! The race is very well organized, especially at the start. Heartbreak Hill was easy. I didn't even know that I was on it, until somebody sai d that we were on the Hill.
Teresa Whitmyer <twhitmyer@cjp.com>
charlottesville , va USA -
Please tell me how I would qualify for the marthon and also how I would be able to run if I don't qualify. Thank You.
Leslie <runner611>
brick, nj USA -
I went to Boston to watch Cosmas Ndeti run. I went to Boston to see what the marathon was all about. During the trip I fell in love with Boston. On my last day there I spent the morning running the last 6.2 miles of the famous course. I will never forget my chat with Bill Rodgers or Cosmas Ndeti. Those two people have had a huge impact on me as a high school runner, and now at a collegiate runner. I have only one way of repaying them and the crowd in Boston. I didn't run the 100th, but I intend to run the the 108th Boston Marathon, and I intend to win. Boston is a magical place, and the race itself is magic...I can only hope to have a little of my own magic there...when I saw Ndeti and Tanui at mile 23 I got this feeling that someday that will be me chasing the motorcycles and adding to the excitement. So if you ever see some unknown, much like Rodgers in 1975, leading at mile 23 in the 108th it will more than likely be me!!! Thanks Boston for all the great memories.
Scott Mann <Prefontaine13_19@yahoo.com>
Terre Haute, IN USA -
I went to Boston to watch Cosmas Ndeti run. I went to Boston to see what the marathon was all about. During the trip I fell in love with Boston. On my last day there I spent the morning running the last 6.2 miles of the famous course. I will never forget my chat with Bill Rodgers or Cosmas Ndeti. Those two people have had a huge impact on me as a high school runner, and now at a collegiate runner. I have only one way of repaying them and the crowd in Boston. I didn't run the 100th, but I intend to run the the 108th Boston Marathon, and I intend to win. Boston is a magical place, and the race itself is magic...I can only hope to have a little of my own magic there...when I saw Ndeti and Tanui at mile 23 I got this feeling that someday that will be me chasing the motorcycles and adding to the excitement. So if you ever see some unknown, much like Rodgers in 1975, leading at mile 23 in the 108th it will more than likely be me!!! Thanks Boston for all the great memories.
Scott Mann <Prefontaine13_19@yahoo.com>
Terre Haute, IN USA -
I really enjoyed running the 100th marathon it was truly a memorable experience for me>
Alison hunt <monia@inetex.com>
victoria, B.C. canada -
HOLA SIEMPRE ME HA GUSTADO ESTE DEPORTE LO HACIA PERO AHORA MISMO ESTOY RETIRADA PERO ADMIRO MUCHO A LOS QUE CORREN ES UN RETO EXTRAORDINARIO FELICIDADES POR ESTA PAGINA. ADA PUERTO RICO
ADA I. SOTO CHABRIER <OMARC.TROPIWEB.NET>
CAGUAS, PR USA -
it was a great race. I enjoyed the city and you all did a great job.
anthony samartino
wildwood Crest , nj USA -
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MOTIJEEL C/A, DHAKA-1000- BANGLADESH. -
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Feliciano González <fgonzalez@trele.com.mx>
Cadereyta, NL México -
The Boston Marathon is too easy and the course is not challanging at all.
Art Vandelay <art@three.com>
New York City, NY USA -
Thanks for this web site.
E dward Rocz <eartar@aol.com>
houston , tx USA -
this is a very dumb page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
karett <Tategac>
Sugarland, Tx USA -
I thought it was great and i would like someday to compete in it. i think you should have it for ever because it shows what hard work and dedication it takes to be a winner in this great sport.thank
Jerod Varty <Rsnake1616@AOL.COM>
Port Huron, MI USA -
I'm only twelve but am hoping to run the Boston marathon before I'm 21. It sounds like hard work but hard work to me sounds like fun.
Kiel Bur <tnt@triton.net>
Cheboygan, MI USA -
Terrific Marathon I run the 100th edition I still remember the thrill the excitement on that days and the effort in the last miles too but I'd like to go back in the past and re-live that experience.
Piero Moncini
La Spezia, Italy -
Running the 100th Boston Marathon was the greatest running experience of my life. It never entered my mind that I would ever qualify for the Boston Marathon. It was through the encouragement of a Marathon training group that I joined that I was inspired to qualify for the 100th Boston Marathon. I was so excited to qualify that it is hard to put it into words. My first attempt to qualify came up 3 minutes short due to an injury during the race. I went for physical therapy and continued training and ran another marathon exactly one month later, not only qualifying but cutting my time by 7 minutes. I have great memories of my trip to Boston and of running the marathon. The crowds were unbelievable and so supportive. The whole experience was a once in a lifetime experience and I am proud and ecstatic to have been a part of this historical event
Risa Wohl
Toronto, Ont CANADA -
Sou maratonista e participo das maratonas no Brasil. Parabéns pela iniciativa dessa homepage. Abraço para todos, Dirk
Dirk Hallberg <hallberg@voyager.com.br>
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil -
I may be only 15 now but someday soon I'm going to run the Boston, I hope I win
Jake Smith
Cartersville, Ga USA -
Watch out for a man named David Matherine. I've been looking at him for a long time and he has the speed, will, and pace to not only win Boston next year but also set a new world record. If this happens then he will start off rather slow, (maby 4.50) and speed up to where nobody eles will have a chance. If I wrere you I'd put my money on David Matherine from Cartersville Ga. -Tom Man NIKE RUNNING-
Tom Man
Portland, OR USA -
Next Year I'm going to win Boston, in 2:06.40
David Matherine
Cartersville , GA USA -
Por favor informacion, procedimiento para la inscripcion para la maraton, planes de entrenamiento, y tambien el recorrido.
Victor Rodriguez <tyugk@hotmail.com>
San Cristobal, tachira venezuela -
I was selected in the lottery. Now, I can stop saying "I never win anything!" The 100th Boston was my 5th marathon, but remains the greatest one for me. I will always cherish the experience. Winning the lottery, completing a rigid training schedule, and actually finishing the marathon, have changed my life! I hope to run the Boston again...maybe in 2000?? See you all then! Charles
Charles Jones <cejones@jps.net>
San Jose, Cca USA -
This is on outstanding achievement for the city and the individuals who run in it year after year!!
c kriger
lake ridge, va USA -
J search the result oh the weel chair marathon men and women of boston 1998. Can you help me thank you alex
Alex Lebrave <alex.lebrave@wanadoo.fr>
villers les nancy, france -
I participated the 100th Boston Marathon from Japan. I consider in pride that it has participated in the 100th times Boston-bag marathon. It ran, enjoying the convention of a historied Boston marathon..
Toru Kubo <toru.kubo@toshiba.co.jp>
Yokohama , Japan -
I saw a new story about a woman with multiple sclrosis that completed the Boston Marathon in 31+ hours. I would like to know her name and her story. I have completed two Los Angeles Marathons and can appreciate her success.
Martha <CADDO60@YAHOO.COM>
lYNWOOD, CA USA -
The Boston Marathon is the "Mt. Everest" of races. Looking back on the race, I was impressed with the design, planning, and preparation that went into the 100th Boston Marathon. Some memories: The waiting line for the portapotty was miles long and I nearly burst! The throng of people cheering us all on makes me still want to cry! The knowledge that "I did it" gives me the best feeling of all. The "Heartbreak Hills" were not too bad. I train in the mountains of northern Utah and found the Newton Hills to be rather nice.
Joel Allred
Logan, Ut USA -
I'm still trying to figure out two years later how I ran 26.2 miles and somehow had fun. For two years, friends have asked me if I would do it again and I have pretty much said " not ready". However, I took my kids to this past Monday's 102nd running and have a better appreciation of how one can have fun running 26 miles. I'm now ready to run it again.
Walter Fuller <walter_fuller@sunlife.com>
Scituate, Ma USA -
Running the Boston Marathon was the most amazing thing I have ever done. I am doing it again!!! Words can not describe the experience. It was AMAZING!!!!
Christine Purpura <9_cpurpura@fair1.fairfield.edu>
Fairfield, CT USA -
Good Job Mrs. Neu, you were awsome, the marathon truly shows the determination in your life, I mean my legs get tired after 2 miles, you ran some 26 miles, 24 to many for me. Congradulations to you and all the people that had the courage to race. Love, Justin Chambers
Justin Chambers <Strikrdude@aol.com>
Foothill Ranch, Cal USA -
the boston marathon is the greatest!!!!
melinda <mindy7198@aol.com>
oh USA -
We had a great time it was something I will never forget. my family have been going now for 3 years this will be our 4th my 5 year old daughter loves to go very much and this year it is on my Birthday . I give those runners the very best they are all very strong people and deserve the best.
LISA BLAIS <lblais4122@mailexcite.com>
Lyndeborough, NH USA -
Boston 1983 validated my earlier attempt at the marathon...@ 20 years old I ran 2:14.28 @ the Joe Steel Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL. Just to prove it wasn't a fluke to not only my friends but also myself, I entered Boston the next spring. I ran the race of my life (the Wellesley College stretch did offer inspiration)....and actually ran 7 sec's faster that Huntsville....I was on the top of the world...a young kid...racing with the best...in Boston.... I have a family now...priorities have changed...no more two-a-day workouts....but Boston '83 is with me on each and every morning run......
Carlton Law <lawga@gateway.net>
Marietta, GA USA -
My knees creak and my feet are flat, but in 23yrs of running I wouldn't change a thing. To be with runners and compete, well it lended to a completion of my life. When I completed my first marathon 21yrs ago I sat down and cried and after Boston's 100th I cried again for this was my last marathon. Thank You Boston & runners all.
Milan Marich
Portsmouth, NH USA -
Where can I find information about the 1916 winner John Fogelburg?
josh vecchio <jjv132@psu.edu>
USA -
The 100th Boston Marathon was special for me in several areas. I realized some time in 1994 that Boston's 100th would be on April 15th. That day happens to be my birthday and I was going to turn 44. That made it an extra special date for me. I also realized that if I really worked, I could be in a position to run my 100th marathon at Boston. To do so, I ran 19 marathons in 1995 to set up my approach in 1996. I ran 4 before Boston with the B&A Marathon being my 99th. The race director of that race gave me #99 for my entry number. That made Boston's 100th a trifecta for me! On race day I floated all the way from Hopkinton. The hardest section was the last mile, as I relived so many of the past 99 marathons. I felt like I was going too fast as I made the final turn and actually wanted to slow down. At the end, I was on a emotional and physical high! I'll never forget April 15, 1996...Boston's 100th, my birthday, and my 100th marathon!
Bill Schultz <bschultz@itrc.dciu.k12.pa.us>
Collingdale, PA USA -
What year was the Boston Marathon not held?
Oakmont High School
Ashburnham, Ma USA -
I first ran a qualifying time in '88 and decided Boston '96, the 100th, was going to be. So '96 finally came. Of course, I had qualified again and was on my way to run the most prestigous marathon in the world. Expecting that I'd want to make Boston an annual vacation spot, I purposely ran the 100th at a comfortable pace to take in the full effect. I would otherwise have taken on a tunnel vision of concentrating on my running and would have missed the activities along the side lines. When I went by the Citgo sign still feeling energetic I decided to pick up the pace for the finish. I had smiled the entire way but when I came around the final turn and saw the finsih line tears of joy streamed down my face. I had just run my first Boston Marathon. It's now 2 years later. I ran the 101st and will run the 102nd in 21 days. Hey, I'm only 34. I hope to count for many years. Participation and completion of this race brings a joy and satisfaction that cannot be matched.
Bert Zimmer <cadotte@telusplanet.net>
Redwater, AB Canada -
I want to know my position in the 100th marathon
Paul Tessier
Quebec, Canada -
I will never forget how cool it was to watch all the people ahead of me move over the hills and around the curves of the first four miles of the race--it looked like a human river. Heartfelt thanks to the spectators (the folks at Wellesley College/mile 13.1 were literally deafening!); the little kids who gave us oranges and water from the side of the road; the folks who let us use their bathrooms on the way to the starting line in Hopkinton; and the nice local gentleman who ran with me from mile 15 to Heartbreak Hill. I'm running the Vancouver Marathon in May in the hope of qualifying for the 103rd Boston Marathon in 1999. I've simply got to do it again!
K.A. Morgan
Dallas, TX USA -
I had been a spectator at 5 Boston Marathons and loved it. My sister and i always stand at the same place each year - the 16 mile mark. So I decided if I was every going to run Boston the 100th was the year. We had over 100 runners and family members with us, 40 ran the rest watched at the 16 mile mark. It was interesting seeing the race from a different angle and most exciting to know exactly where my husband and family were going to be. The other most important item for me was the fact, it was the first time my husband was going to see me run a marathon and I was running it with my brother, brother-in-law and my brothers girlfriend. It a wonderful feeling having your family all around you and supporting you fully. Since the 100th Boston we have run New York together tool! I describe Boston as the Super Bowl of running and their is nothing like The Boston Marathon Weekend. It is worth the drive even to be a spectator you will alway take something new home with you.
Laura Dunphy <lojodunf@interlynx.net>
Hamilton, ON Canada -
I had been a spectator at 5 Boston Marathons and loved it. My sister and i always stand at the same place each year - the 16 mile mark. So I decided if I was every going to run Boston the 100th was the year. We had over 100 runners and family members with us, 40 ran the rest watched at the 16 mile mark. It was interesting seeing the race from a different angle and most exciting to know exactly where my husband and family were going to be. The other most important item for me was the fact, it was the first time my husband was going to see me run a marathon and I was running it with my brother, brother-in-law and my brothers girlfriend. It a wonderful feeling having your family all around you and supporting you fully. Since the 100th Boston we have run New York together tool! I describe Boston as the Super Bowl of running and their is nothing like The Boston Marathon Weekend. It is worth the drive even to be a spectator you will alway take something new home with you.
Laura Dunphy <lojodunf@interlynx.net>
Hamilton, ON Canada -
I loved the Boston Marathon. It was a great experience for me! I had a great time with my friend Gary Schneider!
Gary Magram
Miami, FL USA -
The Boston Marathon was the best experience I've ever had in my life! I was so happy when I got chosen to participate in this Marathon. I would do it again in a minute. One thing I especially liked was the time of year it took place! My wife had a great time also. However, she did not run in the marathon, she did all the shopping for our 2 wonderful children. Even though I did not win, I was happy I got the metal and that I succeed.
Gary Schneider <www.shop411@aol.com>
miami, fl USA -
Hey Guys - The 100th addition was two years ago. Memories are great but let's get some new, viable info going here. I don't mean to be brutal but hey, Let's stop slappin each others backs about the 100th and get some good info about this years edition. Thank you for letting me communicate a realistic attitude about your website!
Richard A. Whyte <rwhyte@flash.net>
Fort Worth, TX USA -
LOVE
DON NEWMAN
PHOENIX, AZ USA -
Greath race, and we were so lucky with the weather. The seeding could have been better.
Frank S. Pedersen
2620,Albertslund, Denmark -
Absolutely the best day of my running was at Boston 100th. Tempature rose to about 50, the crowds were the greatest I've ever seen. I could never duplicate such an experience !!
peter Rech <peter rech@auto-pp@ahm>
Manhattan Beach, Ca USA -
The 100th Boston was my first running of the Boston Marathon. I ran for my work Boston Children's Hospital and it was alos my 35th Birthday. I have since run the 101st and I am going to run it in 1998!
Josephine O'Brien
Boston , Ma USA -
Hpoefully I'll run the Boston Marathon in years to come
Garry Judd <GaryJ@Megacor.co.za>
Durban, South Africa -
A race that I'll always remember. The weather, people and everything about the race was perfect, except the time. I did pass 6000 or so runners!! Cheers, and I wish I could run the second 100 anniversary. RSAllan
Robert Allan <allanrs@bp.com>
Aberdeen, Scotlanand UK -
I ran the 98th & 100th Boston. What a great city with fabulous people. My wife and I are both qualified for the 102nd running and will be there in April 1998. Boston is a tough course and I have had two difficult experiences physically, but what an emotional kick! How many sporting events can the average person line up with the best in the in the world! If you have the chance grab the opportunity. Boston is the SUPER BOWL of marathoning. See you there in 98.
Steve Sondrall <sas@slms.com>
New Hope, MN USA -
A day in a million, I would't have missed it for the world.The post race party was well worth the run, and the entertainment in tne village was excellent.Any one running in the new york marathon in october send me an email at the above address.
emma murphy <karemmonod@aol.com>
uk -
looking for Information reguarding the Boston City, July 4,1901 440 yard run. Is this part of the Boston Marathon events or something locally. Thanks, Jim
Jim Finnance <nnif11@msd.com.>
Granby, CT USA -
I ran this race a couple of years ago but I was never able to find out what place I finished. I ran in either 95 or 96 I am not sure which. Please help me find out my standing.
Bryan Tilly
Chicago, Il. USA -
The 100th runnung was my first Marathon. I got in on the special lottery drawing. When my wife called me at work during the summer to tell me that I had been selected. I didn't think too much at that time other than I had never run more than 8 miles . I trained long and hard and was a nervous wreck, but ready. I remember speaking with many people in Hopkington that morning, several who had been selected in the lottery. It was only at tha moment that it hit me what a privelage it was to be selected since the odds were really very much against me given the number of entries. The highlight of my run was finding my wife and two children in Wellesley Center. I spotted by daughter Alex sitting in her wheelchair holding a cup of water for me and crying because she thought that she had missed me go by. I stopped and spent about 5 minutes with my family. That moment is forever in my memory. I went on to finish the race in about 4 hours 58 minutes. No complaints and no serious injuries, just great memories and a definite feeling of personal achievement. I just finished my second Falmouth Road race this past Sunday which I owe to training for the 100 Boston Marathon.
Walter H. Fuller, Jr. <whfsitu8>
Scituate, MA USA -
My 13th marathon experience was nothing short of fantastic. Afterall it was the 100th. For me the greatest thrill was the anticipation of the course and the crowds. The thing I will remember most about Boston are supporters on the sidelines. I have never, will never give so many high fives to boys and girls as I did in Boston. Thanks to all the supporters who made this a once in a lifetime experience for me.
Bryan Hayes <pbhayes@juno.com>
Mount Hermon, CA USA -
Everything just fine, only there was lack of help giving the medals. I hope to be in Boston again in a short time. It was my second Boston Marathon and 51th since I started 8 years ago. (In 1990 I runned 17 marathons). Best wishes!!
Carlos Barajas <mbarajas@enlace.net>
Monterrey, N.L. Mexico -
Great Marathon, I was ok for the first 100 feet after that I had to take the bus
Brent Holdner <holdner@strathcona.ab.ca>
Edmonton, ab Canada -
Fantastic Marathon , Hills were murder , I took the bus
Brett Holdner <ghost@compusmart.ab.ca>
Edmonton, ab Canada -
I want to talk with councilor Because I want to run Boston marathon to rise me call me (207)828-0241
Cirilo Okeny Ben <Cben1@.maine.rr.com>
Portland , me USA -
I STARTED RUNNING ON THE ROADS IN 1975 AND SET MANY GOALS. ONE GOAL WAS TO ONE DAY RUN BOSTON. I HAD QUALIFIED MANY TIMES BEFORE BUT NEVER SEEMED TO GET THERE. SO AT THE AGE OF 41 THAT GOAL WAS SET. UNFORTUNATELY I HAD TO RUN 26.2 WITH A TORN GASTROC MUSCLE.......BRUTAL !
LINDY DARRELL <SWOOSH@INFINET.COM>
MONROE, OH USA - Sun May 25 15:52:22 PDT 1997
Congratulations to everyone who completed the Boston marathon's 100th race. I was lucky enough to get in the lottery...I felt like I won the real lottery...with a little pain attached. It was one of the most exciting experiences of my life and I just want to thank the BAA for doing such an excellent job. The funniest memory I have of the race was watching hundreds of mostly men run off the course to pee in the woods of Hopkinton...I couldn't stop laughing for the first four miles. I wanted to do it myself but then I thought of the view I'd get coming out of the woods. It was my first marathon and I finished in 4:28. I'd suggest to anyone who is going to run a marathon...run Boston. The crowds are incredible and the BAA makes everthing run like clockwork.
Laurelyn Danielson <llvmc@aol.com>
Somerville, ma USA - Thu May 15 15:07:29 PDT 1997
I ran the 100th marathon. My best friend and I were determined to qualify. He did in the 94 Bay state and I did in the 96 Bay state. I planned it out to ask my girlfriend to marry me. I made a sign at about 16 miles with the cardboard from between the water cups and found someone who gave me a pen to use. I ran for 3 miles holding up the sign "Katherine, will you marry me?" She was very suprised, so were my brother and sister who had traveled from Colorado to watch and did not know what I was doing. She said Yes. I wrote that on the back of the sign and continued to hold it up for the last 6 miles of the race. It actually helped to get the crowd excited and kept me going. Now I am still trying to find video footage of us. I have been told that people saw me get engaged on TV (Channel 5?). It happended really close to mile 19 just before the last part of Heartbreak Hill. Across the street from the Newton Library. If anyone has any video footage or has a copy of the channel five coverage I would love to purchase a copy. I think my number was 6669. I had on a Colorado State University Jersey and red & Yello running shorts. If anyone can help me, I want to put together a video for my new wife for our anniversary. I am at lspencer@webslnger.com My phone number is (515) 237-0673.
Luke Spencer <lspencer@webslnger.com>
Des Moines, IA USA - Fri Apr 25 19:26:16 PDT 1997
I ran the 100 hundred Boston marathon .I could not miss it. It was the experience of a life time.
gumersindo laresgoiti <gumer@mail.internet.com.mx>
mexico city, mexico - Wed Apr 23 18:11:50 PDT 1997
MY DAD RAN IN THE MARATHON FOR I THINK 3 YEARS. EVERY YEAR HE GETS FASTER THEN BEFORE. MY DAD ALSO RUNS IN THE DETORIT MARATHON. HE RUNS IN SMALL RACES TO.
minna povirk
franklin, mi USA - Tue Apr 22 07:04:25 PDT 1997
I'm a track and field athlete originally from Hopkinton,MA and this is the _- - first year I have missed the race. I now run for USC and plan to run Boston
Jenn Britz <jnbritz@vm,sc,edu>
Columbia, SC USA - Mon Apr 21 18:52:48 PDT 1997
I saw Uta Pippig, this beautiful and sweetly charasmatic athlete at the 23rd mile, blood streaming down her legs, straining behind the leader. It was the most inspiring demonstration of competitiveness I have ever seen. And then she won. It couldn't have been a better race. Uta -- and all the other runners -- stole our hearts on the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon. So fantastisch! The romance and majesty of it all.
Glenn Kulbako <IBTLocal504@worldnet.att.net>
Somerville, MA USA - Fri Apr 18 22:29:21 PDT 1997
I did it! Food poisoning the night before, complete nausea and deydration right up to the start of the race. I remember lying in the top of one of the donut boxes in a very muddy portion of the high school field, typing to take in water and eat cold pasta to get some fuel. I wanted to give up, I got up to try and get a ride back to Boston Common when John Kelly road past me in his golf cart. I was just one of thousands of faces but he looked at me & said to me, "See you in Boston!" I thought angels had wings. Mine had a smile and a shared knowledge that I was here for something special. I ran, I finished, I smiled!, I say my angel in Boston. When something in my life appears difficult, or harder than I want, I think of John. Somehow I know that I can do this, because I made it to Boston!
Eric Mead <ericmead@b.csympatico.ca>
Burnaby, BC Canada - Fri Apr 18 19:42:12 PDT 1997
I ran the 99th for DANA FARBER and had a great time but running the 100th was the all time high for a running event. I have never seen so many runners in one place. The fun part of the race was knowing two of my brothers were also running. One of them caught up to me at mile 19 and we finished the last 7 togather. Boston is by far the Marathon to run if anyone decides to run a marathon. Good luck with the 101st!
Michael E. Hagerty <mehagerty@statestreet.com>
Stoughton, MA USA - Fri Apr 18 10:56:05 PDT 1997
Thanks for letting me add to this site. The 100th Boston was like going to the " Promised Land " in a sporting analogy. This was my 6th marathon and it took me three times to qualify in 1995. My second try was most frustrating because I was in shape but missed by 3.5 minutes. Eventually I did qualify and finished with a new PR time of 3:05:42. This was a PR time by 1 second. The race was extremely well organized, (...cept for the people who had to use the woods for a bathroom waiting on the bus to get into Hopkinton), The spectators along the way were incredible and the final finishing turn onto Boylston St. with the grandstands and the hugh crowds made me feel like I was in the Superbowl.
Brian Bass <BKKT-Bass@worldnet.att.net>
Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA - Fri Apr 18 08:13:38 PDT 1997
I'm 19 and have always wanted to run in the Boston Marathon. I am currently training in between college classes at Pensacola Christian College and run in alot of the road races down here. Maybe one day I'll be able to fulfill my dream.
Amy Johnson <skydancer3@juno.com>
Pensacola, , FL USA - Thu Apr 17 20:00:27 PDT 1997
Oh, the thrill!!!! Nothing like it. I have run 99, 100, and yes, next week 101. I was able to snag a number for 99 (calling in a favor) and I qualified for 100 using my time from 99. I was astounded at the crowd and the support that they offer. The 100th was very difficult for me and I contemplated dropping out until I ran into my family at 17.2 (Lasell College). I made it in 3:58, but needed two IVs and hot bullion(?) in the medical tent to bring my temperature from 96.8 back to normal. Oh, the pain. I swore I wouldn't do it again. But I'm back running for the Leukemia Society --- I raised $4600 and am running for the Moore sisters - two sisters with Leukemia. This year it's for them!! I have the easy part. Although I have no other marathon to compare it too, I am positive that no other marathon offers the crowd support and organization that Boston does. What an awesome tradition.
Marianne Peterson <mpeterso@www.erols.com>
Beverly, MA USA - Thu Apr 17 16:18:23 PDT 1997
I ran Boston 100 ('96) for my first experience at Boston. At the expo I met Hal Higdon, Tom Derderian, Herb Elliot, Kieth Brantly, mark Coogan, Bill Rodgers and **even** saw Emil Zatopek's adidas racing spikes. How cool could all that be!! Way cool. Sorry that I can't be there for Boston 101. Good luck to all. MM back of the pack.
MICHAEL MUSCA <bakofpak@gte.net>
VENTURA, CA USA - Wed Apr 16 21:32:24 PDT 1997
I was fortunate to be able to run the 99, 100,@ in a week or so the 101st. "Boston is by far the most exciting sporting event ever.The "thrill", the "chill", and yes the "hill" is something I will always treasure and cherish. Boston, BAA, and the community should take great pride in the organization and sense of community in pulling off the most incredible event ever. The hair still stands straight up on my neck as I relive those memories.
Matthew Guzik <Guzmatt@aol.com>
Wayzata, MN USA - Sat Apr 12 10:40:32 PDT 1997
I was very nervous about running the 100th last year because it was my first marathon ever, I did not know what to expect and most of training was on the stationary bike because of injuries and harsh weather. However, I was amazed about how good I felt race day. The weather also helped too! My ultimate goal was to finish but completing it within four hours, preferably less would have been nice. For my first marathon, I have to say that 4 hours and 2 minutes is not too bad. I am looking forward to running the 101st mararthon this year and I plan to break 4 hours this time! Good luck to everyone out there training for the 101st
Emily Scarlet <escarle1@ic3.ithaca.edu >
worcester, MA USA - Tue Apr 8 09:59:37 PDT 1997
Thanks for the Memories!! I ran in the 100th, April 1996. I covered the distance in my slowest time ever. I was just blessed to be there in the making of history. I was one of the fortunate winners of the luck of the "computer". Being at Boston was one of my desires in life. It was an excellenly managed and run. I am still very much amazed on how smoothly the entire race was organized and run. Thanks to God and all of the thousands who gave of their time and energy to make it a "Race of a Lifetime" for me. Thanks again! I am proud to have been part of this event. May GOD BLESS all of you, John F. Pierce Revised. Sorry for the goof on the URL info.
John F. Pierce <JFJLPierce@JUNO.COM>
Decatur, IL USA - Mon Mar 31 15:57:19 PST 1997
Thanks for the Memories!! I ran in the 100th, April 1996. I covered the distance in my slowest time ever. I was just blessed to be there in the making of history. I was one of the fortunate winners of the luck of the "computer". Being at Boston was one of my desires in life. It was an excellenly managed and run. I am still very much amazed on how smoothly the entire race was organized and run. Thanks to God and all of the thousands who gave of their time and energy to make it a "Race of a Lifetime" for me. Thanks again! I am proud to have been part of this event. May GOD BLESS all of you, John F. Pierce
John F. Pierce <JFJLPierce@JUNO.COM>
Decatur, IL USA - Mon Mar 31 15:53:19 PST 1997
I remember watching the Boston marathon on TV with my grandfather around 1950. He was the fastest runner on Martha's Vineyard in 1900. I managed to qualify for the 100th Boston I wore his first place medal and now it hangs on the ribbon with my finishers medal. I'll never forget Boston.
Pete <forest@rpa.net>
Rochester, NY USA - Mon Mar 31 15:49:20 PST 1997
Thanks for the Memories!! I ran in the 100th, April 1996. I covered the distance in my slowest time ever. I was just blessed to be there in the making of history. I was one of the fortunate winners of the luck of the "computer". Being at Boston was one of my desires in life. It was an excellenly managed and run. I am still very much amazed on how smoothly the entire race was organized and run. Thanks to God and all of the thousands who gave of their time and energy to make it a "Race of a Lifetime" for me. Thanks again! I am proud to have been part of this event. May GOD BLESS all of you, John F. Pierce
John F. Pierce <JFJLPierce@JUNO.COM>
Decatur, IL USA - Mon Mar 31 15:45:02 PST 1997
My uncle Leonard Silvia has run the Boston Marathon for twenty years and I think it is a great event!!!!!!!!!!!
Liz Silvia <lsilvia.ici.net>
Fall River, MA USA - Sat Mar 29 20:44:08 PST 1997
I RAN THE 100TH BOSTON WITH FOUR OTHER IRISH RUNNERS. THERE WILL NEVER NEVER BE ANOTHER BOSTON LIKE IT! THANK YOU BOSTON FOR THE HOSPITALITY.
Raymond keenan
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - Thu Mar 27 03:19:13 PST 1997
I'm about to embark on what some consider the actual 100th running of Boston. It goes on record as 101st, but that's ok. This is my first marathon, and I'm still not sure why I'm doing this, what prompted me to begin the training, or how I've spent most of my life not understanding the thrill of a long run. I'll never be the same. In less than one month I join the elite, small percentage of the world who are called marathoners. I'm not sure why I'm doing this, but I never remember wanting anything more. Cheer for me.
kristin george <kristin.george@fmr.com>
Boston, ma USA - Wed Mar 26 13:42:23 PST 1997
IT was awsome!
Ryan Van Alst
Indianapolis, USA - Tue Mar 25 10:33:26 PST 1997
IT was awsome!
Ryan Van Alst
Indianapolis, USA - Tue Mar 25 10:32:50 PST 1997
What a great time. My left hand was tired after 10 miles of high-fiving every child along the left side of the route. I can't decide what my next marathon will be. I'm afraid I'll be disappointed!
Thomas Price <teprice@aol.com>
Clay, ny USA - Tue Mar 18 10:50:34 PST 1997
This is really to all of Boston. Your a class act Boston. No other place on this planet could have done what you did putting on 100Th running in 1996. Even the weather bow to your charm and warmth. At 44 years age It was my second marathon run, the first being Jacksonville marathon 16dec95 to qualify (3:19:21).Now I am about to run my 6Th in London 13 Apr97 after doing Berlin Germany , Sevilla Spain and Jerez Spain. I keep looking for the class act I was part of in Boston. I don't believe I'll find it anywhere else but in returning Boston as soon as I go back to the states. Oh yes. Thanks to my friend Rick Ingerson, Daytona beach, Florida who talk me into this insanity back in January of 1995. that I told every one for 44 years I could not run that far. Thanks also to the other 38,000 insane ones who shared the route with me. We made it the greatest day in running. What a day. Boston 100Th running was better than sex.
David P. Bartos <bart1@omeganet.es>
Rota, Spain - Sun Mar 16 11:53:06 PST 1997
At the age of 31 this was my second marathon finishing it in 3:14:55 placed 5108th.It was GREAT
Doug Stempfley <Douglas_l._stempfley@belcan.com>
Trenton, oh USA - Wed Mar 12 13:53:33 PST 1997
Anybody who wants to participate in the 100th running of the BostonMarathon must toe the Starting Line in Hopkinton on April 21, 1997.There is no way the relay race in 1918 can be transformed into orotherwise be counted as a marathon. All the hype and promotion ofthe 1996 Boston Marathon as the 100th is counted as an ultra-fraud.
Gordon Hartshorn <race26@flash.net>
USA - Tue Mar 11 21:27:44 PST 1997
Dear Committee, Please put some memory PICTURES in the memory page
VT fan <cyon@simon.cs.vt.edu>
pilot, va USA - Mon Mar 3 08:32:01 PST 1997
DEAR MARATHON COMMITTEE, THANK YOU FOR ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING TIMES IN MY 23 YEARS OF RUNNING. I CAN NOT BEGIN TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE FOR THE EXCELLENT ORGANIZATION OF THE 100TH BOSTON. I HAD SUCH A BLAST DURING THE RACE. THE PUBLIC,HISTORY, AND COMRADERIE OF THIS MARATHON OF MARATHONS IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY CAREER. AND WHAT A TOWN!!!!!!!!! ON THE SUNDAY BEFORE THE RACE I COUGHT A RED SOX GAME (GOT RAINED ON) BUT IT WAS THE RED SOX.I RELLY ENJOYED THE SUBWAY SYSTEM. I GOT A THREE DAY UNLIMITED PASS.. GO ANYWHERE........ THANK YOU AGAIN. YOU WILL NEVER, NEVER FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH THIS HAS MEANT TO ME. jmchenry@mail.cvn.net RACE NUMBER 11821
jmchenry <jmchenry@mail.cvn.net>
gettysburg, pa USA - Sat Feb 1 12:36:14 PST 1997
BOSTON IS THE BEST. THE 100TH RUNNING WAS THE MOST INTENSE EXPERIENCE, THE CROWDS ROARING, THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE SCREAMING AT EVERYONE, THE ENERGY FROM THE PATRIOTS ON THE SIDELINES IS AS POWERFUL AS THE HUGE CROWD OF RUNNERS, ALL THERE TO CELEBRATETHE MAGIC OF BOSTON. BOSTON WAS THE FIRST RACE I EVER RAN, I'VE DONE IT 6 TIMES ANDI WILL BE THERE THIS APRIL TO REVEL IN THE MOST HISTORIC AND MOVING MARATHON I HAVE EVER BEEN A PART OF. IF YOU ARE A RUNNER, YOU CAN NOT MISS IT, IF YOU CAN'T QUALIFY, GO BACK OF THE PACK, NO ONE MINDS, IT'S ONE BIG PARTY. SEE YOU THERE.
shawn mclean <shmclean@earthlink.net>
laguna hills, ca USA - Tue Jan 21 22:49:53 PST 1997
it was a great time to me , running the 100 th Boston Marathon. Last year I went till Chicago to make my best time ( 3 h and 26 min) and then I was classified by my age to go to Boston. I would like if the organization could send me a invitation to be next year in Boston. My time was 3hs and 39 minutes. I'm certain that this wasbecause it was plenty of people and it was almost impossible to run .Now i'm with 52 years old and i'm training hard to be there another time.Thanks, Ary.
ary lopes cardoso <arylc@netpoint.com.br>
sao paulo, sp brazil - Sat Dec 21 16:29:56 PST 1996
KEEP ON RUNNING
JAY BRENNAN <JBREN21608>
BOSTON, MA USA - Mon Dec 16 03:10:53 PST 1996
What a great experience. The 100th lived up to it's billing and more. I would like to thank all of Boston for such a great experience. I still can't believe they pulled off the greatest race of all time.From the Lion's Club pancake breakfast to Wellsly to Heartbreak Hill there were too many great moments to mention them all. Thanks again to all involved.
Jim Sowders <jis1996@tima.com>
Bedford, In USA - Thu Dec 5 21:12:59 PST 1996
THE GREATEST RACE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. THE 100TH RUNNING OF THE BOSTON MARATHON. IT WAS MY FIRST BOSTON AND IT SURE WON'T BE MY LAST.
GREG BURGER
LAWRENCE, KS USA - Sat Nov 30 06:44:19 PST 1996
I ran the Berlin Germany Marathon this September. I had a decenttime for me, 3:13:37 and would like to use it for the 1997qualification. They have not sent any documentation, but my result is on the internet in Berlin. Can I reference this without a hardcopy when I send my application in? I also qualified at the 100th, but my Berlin time is considerably better. Could you clarify? Thanks in advance for your help.Dennis
Dennis W. Ruhl <dennis.ruhl@lmco.com>
Warrenton, Va. 20187 USA - Mon Nov 25 19:24:43 PST 1996
What a GREAT experience!! This was my second Boston Marathon--I ran it for the first time in 1994. That was a thrill itself, but there were so many more runners this time that it was even a bigger challenge than before. Thanks to everyone who cheered for us along the 26.2 miles--your cheering provided us with such a boost, you just can't imagine!! Hope to see some of you in Boston next time I run it!!
Jennie Larson
Burnsville, MN USA - Wed Nov 20 13:28:16 PST 1996
I was just remembering the good times I had working for the Red Cross with the Boston amateur radio Club. I just wanted to say thanks for the memories
Kimberly Lovering <Kibbles69@juno.com>
Santa Ana, CA USA - Mon Nov 18 11:38:01 PST 1996
I almost didn't qualify for the 100th Running. I needed a 3:10 to qualify andran 3 marathons in 1995 to do it. First was Athens,OH in 3:17:21. Then Alaska in 3:40 (very bad day - slowest marathon yet!). Then finally, in October, afterfalling off my early pace and basically thinking all was lost until mile 26.0,I ran a 3:10:57 in Milwaukee. The BAA chops off the seconds (thank God!),so basically I QUALIFIED BY JUST 3 SECONDS!!! I don't ever want to cut it that close again! I ran the last 0.2 miles in 57 seconds, which works out to a 4:45 pace. Folks, I just don't run that fast...ever...I was screaming and slobering the last few yards, on the verge of falling with each step. It wasthe greatest feeling of my life. I ran Boston in 3:26 net, and re-qualified2 weeks ago in Indianapolis with 3:09:04 but nothing compares to that close callin Milwaukee!! See you all in Boston in 1997.If anyone knows of a closer qualifying story....e-mail me. Thanks! Dan
Dan Lutes <ROADRUNR@IQUEST.NET>
Noblesville, IN USA - Sun Oct 27 15:14:41 PST 1996
I have run the Boston Marathon 3 times, New York 3 times, Columbus3 times & Chicago once. Of all these races I have to admit that Bostonhas absolutely the best finish ever!! Between the crowds, the runners andthe atmosphere, you can't imagine it-you have to experience it for your-self. The 100th running was nothing short of amazing. I was on a side street and still got to the line in under 2 min.. For the runner who has never run Boston-if the opportunity ever affordsyou-GO!!! It will one of the biggest thrills of your life!
James Bond <jb8304@servtech.com>
Liverpool, NY USA - Sun Oct 20 20:39:40 PDT 1996
I have run the Boston Marathon 3 times, New York 3 times, Columbus3 times & Chicago once. Of all these races I have to admit that Bostonhas absolutely the best finish ever!! Between the crowds, the runners andthe atmosphere, you can't imagine it-you have to experience it for your-self. The 100th running was nothing short of amazing. I was on a side street and still got to the line in under 2 min.. For the runner who has never run Boston-if the opportunity ever affordsyou-GO!!! It will one of the biggest thrills of your life!
James Bond <jb8304@servtech.com>
Liverpool, NY USA - Sun Oct 20 20:39:37 PDT 1996
Inlate 1994, when the 100th Boston was first publicized, I decided that if I ever wanted to go, this was the time. I selected a spring marathon for qualifying, so I could run a fall one if I didn't make it. I ran a 3:39 in Boise to qualify for Boston--a lifelong dream! Two other women from Cody also qualified, so we planned our trip and went together. The entire event was an experience to remember, right from the moment we boarded the plane in Denver (full of marathoners). The three of us have become constant training partners now, and in fact just returned from Missoula, MT and the Blue Mountain All Womens Run. Boston fulfilled a dream and led to lifelong friendships for me!
Susan Sherman
Cody, WWwy USA - Sun Oct 13 18:02:17 PDT 1996
The 100th running of the Boston Marathon was the greatest running experience ever.It was the Woodstock of running!
J.P. Mitton <Kim+jp@intranet.ca>
Chelsea, Que Canada - Sun Oct 13 06:47:59 PDT 1996
I have run the 98th, 99th and 100th Boston Marathons and enjoyed them all!
Gary R. Pedeville <pedevilleg@seymour.sylvania.com>
Columbus, IN USA - Fri Oct 11 13:02:36 PDT 1996
Who made the decision to use the BIG LIE technique to promote the1996 Boston Marathon as the 100th running? Anyone with 50 fingersand 49 toes can easily determine that 1996 was the 99th running of the Boston Marathon, NOT the 100th. The BIG LIE technique says thatif you yell a lie loudly enough and frequently enough, you can convincea lot of people that black is white. What was the motive? The celebration of the 100th Boston MARATHON, which will in FACT be run in1997, could have been just as big a deal in 1997. So, what was the motive?For anyone who is not aware of the history of the Boston MARATHON,it was NOT RUN in 1918. There's no way a relay race can be calleda MARATHON.
Anonymous (for obvious reasons)
USA - Tue Sep 24 12:54:31 PDT 1996
I've enjoyed it!!!Now training to get the time for my agegroupGerALOHA
Ger van de Werken <Ger.van.de.Werken@asml.nl>
Oud Beijerland, ZH Holland - Sat Sep 21 09:38:02 PDT 1996
The 100th Boston Marathon was truly a memory I'll never forget. The support of the crowd along the length of the course was mind-boggling and kept many of us going strong. The day was beautiful, the volunteers were plentiful and gracious, and the committee pulled off an incredible feat of gathering 38,000+ registered runners to the start on time. My hat was off to everybody involved, including the city and people of Boston! I've been to pro baseball & basketball playoffs, college(UW) bowl games, but for a runner, nothing matched the excitement & thrill of running this race. I'm running the 1996 Portland Marathon, and returning to Boston for The 101st on April 21st. Hope to see all of you there!
Jerry Campo <sub300@aol.com>
Redmond, WA USA - Fri Sep 20 10:09:01 PDT 1996
A life long history of memories. Great weather, people, crowds, volunteers, and city. Thank you Boston! P.S. Does anyone know who has responsibility for forwarding a finishers certificate? Thanks.
werner stahl <canoesch@sentex.net>
guelph, oon canada - Sat Sep 14 16:28:08 PDT 1996
We were at the 100th running of the Boston Marathon and thought that it was great! I have just one little problem. At the expo, there was a vender there that would frame your metal, print your name, with the BAA logo , (seemed to be a very nice keep sake) for approx. 80$. Long story short, we never received the product, even though the bill was paid. The name of the company was Fond Memories Graphis from Pomona New York. Do you have any way of contacting these people? I would truly like to receive the keepsake or as a last resort, have my money back. I am using this mechanism of contacting BAA because I do not know how else to contact you guys. Can you help me out? Do you have a number I can callto talk with someone about this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your help!Patricia Claytor, Tampa Bay Runners
Patricia Claytor <Claytor@Tempest.coedu.usf.edu>
Tampa, FL USA - Thu Aug 29 06:58:42 PDT 1996
Had a great time!!! I have Skied the Swiss Alps (Switzerland), Snorkled in the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), Para Sailed in the Gulf of Siam (Thialand), Kissed the Balarny Stone (Ireland), now I can add Running the 100th BOSTON Marathon to my list of accomplishments!! Took a fall at the 3 mile mark, by the 5 mile mark I was back on my way. I will never forget the feeling I had coming through the finish line, it was go exciting. Thanks Boston for a great experience, I will treasure the memories for a life time!!
Connie L. Armstrong <conniea@NAIT.AB.CA>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Thu Aug 15 07:47:15 PDT 1996
O.K., so I wasn't too excited waking up to a nice 35 degree rain in salem, MA on sunday morning; however, boston really did decide to give us nice weather and a great race! Hopefully I'll be back again next year. If anyone knows of an agency which matches runners up to split the cost of a hotel room in boston , please e-mail me . Thanks to all in Boston!
Thomas Howell <natom@primeline.com>
waynesville, nc USA - Mon Aug 12 10:52:42 PDT 1996
Wonderfull Experience !
Jose Poppa <poppa@ibpinet.br>
Sao Paulo, SP BRAZIL - Sun Aug 11 14:01:12 PDT 1996
The Boston 100 was one of the greatest experiences of my life! I'm just a noon-time jogger who has been getting out of the office to releive some stress and get some fresh air. I had run one other marathon when I was 50 and was lucky enough to win the lottery on this one. I never would have beleived the feelingof having all the support from the "spectators" (there must be a better word for these fantastic people shouting ecouragement, giving "high fives", handingout orange slices and fried chicken, playing music, etc.)all along the entireway. The weather was perfect with "snain" (snow-rain) on Sunday and the downpouron Tuesday. I guess God felt this was a "worthy event" and sent the sunshine.The kind words of the guy who put the medal around my neck and brought tears to my eyes will never be forgotten. The smile from my patient wife at the familyarea after I was "released" made the race almost perfect. Perfect came after wegot back to our hotel (after riding the subway with all the others wrapped in mylar blankets) and found a bottle of cold champaign and a congratulatory notefrom my training partner back home who was not lucky enough to get a spot in thedrawing! In the book of the Boston Marathon a runner who started in the J OpenDivision and finished in the 28,000 will just be one name but in my book the 100th Boston Marathon is one of the experiences that define what life is aboutand what it is for. I will always be profoundly grateful to those with the vision to open this event to a so-so "athlete" so I could have a moment in theOlympics, in the Super Bowl, and in the World Series all in one day.
Ed Barrows <ebarrows@man-env.com>
Cary, NC USA - Fri Aug 9 05:55:22 PDT 1996
I ran the 100th Boston also and loved it. I ran the race in 1989 and couldn't wait to return for the 100th. My training partner became one of my dearest friends and it was a wonderful experience. I was 10 months pregnant during the race, so I had to walk a lot of it and monitor my pulse. During the race I met another pregnant woman and we stayed together for a while. Her name was Michelle Hendricks? or Hendrickson? She said she was from West Seattle and was going to be moving to Portland. I tried to look her up in the phone book upon return, but had no success. Does anyone know her? I'd love to know how she did. Also, I desperately want a 100th Boston Marathon Bumper Sticker. I have one from the 1989 race and forgot to get one at the expo this time. I have no idea where to find one. Congratulations to all who participated in this wonderful piece of history!
Jeri Sexton <Sextoman@aol.com>
Seattle, wa USA - Tue Aug 6 15:13:55 PDT 1996
I just need to know what time it is PDT. I appologise for this. :o)
Steven Deobald <s.deobald@mail.net.gull-lake.sk.ca>
Gull Lake, sk Canada - Mon Aug 5 09:52:40 PDT 1996
Running the 100th Boston marathon was the thrill of a life time. The organizers should be cannonized!Even though it has been several months, am I still thrilled abou the event. I am moving from the Bostonarea soon and would love to get one of the blue and yellow marathon jackets before I go. Adias won't special order them. I have called ever running store and town and was told it was too late. Can anyone out there help me. What I woulreally love is the great jackets the volunteers got. If anyone is willling to part with theirs I will pay as much as I can afford (as a starving graduate student), or perhaps do slave labor ifnecessary.
Francine Byrne <G9000fbyrn@umbsky.cc.umb.edu>
Boston , Ma USA - Sun Aug 4 07:02:58 PDT 1996
Did anyone out there order merchandise from "Fond Memories" located in Pomona, NY. I have not received anything I ordered and cannot find any way to locate them. Let me know if you have any info. THANKS !!
Bob Ryan <sknybrd@earthlink.net>
La Crescenta, CA USA - Thu Jul 25 16:43:21 PDT 1996
The best running experience of my 38 year life. Simply better than I ever imagined. I will be back for the 101st.
Brent Wright <marasurf>
San Diego, CA USA - Tue Jul 23 10:26:55 PDT 1996
The best 100th birthday celebration I have ever attended. Thanks for a fantastic time!
Phillip Grant <j48868432@ironbark.bendigo.latrobe.edu.au>
Bendigo, Vic Australia - Fri Jul 19 22:59:47 PDT 1996
Fighting a horrid case of depression, I had to be dragged to the starting line almost kicking and screaming, but I'm so glad I did it! In my 26 years of running, I've never experienced anything quite so intense. What are we going to do for an encore?
Rich Dowey <Rich_E_Dowey@PNG.CNG.COM>
Aliquippa, PA USA - Fri Jul 19 11:47:12 PDT 1996
Ran the 100th Boston
Ray Johnson <rjohnson@city.hampton.va.us>
Hampton, VA USA - Tue Jul 16 09:19:09 PDT 1996
I used to watch the runners go by every Patriot's day when I went to college at Northestern University. We had a hard time believing that so many people could run so fast for so long. This was back in the running crazed 70's. I got into running then and did 10k's etc. never even thinking about running a marathon. But over time, I started to do some long trail racing and got in pretty good shape. Someone at work got me into the NYC Marathon and that started it. My first Boston was last year after qualifying. I hurt my hamstring around the 4 mile mark and by the half-way point I was walking as much as I was running. I was in such pain! I had to stop to relieve myself every 15 minutes because my system was in such shock. I finished because I was mentally tough/stupid and had worked way to hard to give up on my dream of running Boston. Three months of physical therapy and I was back to getting ready for '96. What a difference! A great day! A great crowd, great weather and I ran without pain and injury free. I finally could enjoy looking at the spectators and remembering how it was to watch the race myself. Yes!!!!
Rich Deming <rdeming@sprynet.com>
Wilton, CT USA - Thu Jul 11 13:15:35 PDT 1996
Run a marathon? When Ralph my neighbor said that we were going to do that I said he was crazy. Now 6 marathons later, and 1 Boston (the 100th) under my belt, I guess he was notas off key as I originally believed. Orange county CA has great running weather, and run I do.After lucking out in the Boston Open division, I am encouraged to get my weight down andmy speed up. That is taking some doing, but I have be running faster. The Boston scene was awesome. The noise was deafening. The encouragement was inspiring. The scream-ing will encourage me to have ear plugs handy the next time I get there. My hat is off tothe BAA organizers, who planned the start of the event. What a blast. And to the supportgroups my hat is off to you all. Really amazing. I will be back. 3:30 seems possible witha few pounds less. I will run until I do qualify!
Stan slaven <slavensm@aol.com>
Cypress, CA USA - Wed Jul 3 19:16:04 PDT 1996
All of us bandits would like to thank the organizers and the crowds for treating us well. us like the rest of the runners. We trained just as hard as everyone else and it was our day also. I would like to thank the bandits for waiting until all the official entrants took off. It will make it easier for us next year. For all the stiffs that gave us dirty looks as you walked by us when you were coming from the high school, see ya next year. Hope you qualify, we bandits will.
Mike Livingston
Clearwater, FL USA - Sun Jun 9 20:06:03 PDT 1996
After running for only two and a half years, this fifty-five year old went to Las Vegas and managed to qualify for Boston with a 3:29. The Boston experience in April '96 was fantastic; more than I expected. Shared the fun with a dozen friends from the Community of Riverside Track Club (Riverside, CA). Plan to "do Boston" again.
Bruce Wagner <75204.132@compuserve.com>
Lake Arrowhead, CAca USA - Sat Jun 8 15:17:51 PDT 1996
BOSTON.. Great City..Great People... Great Race!
Paul Hanley <eeiphy@eei.ericsson.se>
Roscommon, Ireland - Fri Jun 7 08:40:03 PDT 1996
Ive run Boston two times now. The first time, I trained for three years to get theI'm not a fast runner. Not knowing what to expect, I trained on hillsin preparation. But, it was the down hills that got to me. I knew one mile into tthe race it was not going to be a good one. I finished in 3:29: change.My qualifying time that year was 3:19. This past run, the 100th running, ooh how different it was. It was likeWoodstock. You just can not imagine all the people that were there. My timewas much slower, you could lose as much as five six min per water stop. Ther were so many people trying to get water you either ran into them or theyran into you.The best part of Boston is the town. These people love the Boston Marathon.They can tell you every winner from 1897 to now. The congradulate you onceyou are finished. The town is beautiful. Something about Boston, it draws you back. I will try to qualify again. I love going to Boston, it's theultimate running experience.(end free flow thinking)Ray Johnsonrjohnson@city.hampton.va.us
Ray Johnson <Rjohnson@city.hampton.va.us>
Hampton, VA USA - Fri May 31 20:03:57 PDT 1996
I ran the 99th in 6:10 and finshed the 100th in 5:40 this was a great improvment for me. My best memory of the day occured when at about mile ten I fell into a pack with a running club from Brazil. On the back of their shirts was printed a great logo. It read,"Pain is temporary and prideis forever". At about mile 13 and for no particular reason my left knee wentout. I had to come to a full stop and wrap a shirt I had found on the ground around my knee like an ace bandage. My knee throbed and ached every step ofthe way but I just kept repeating that saying to myself, "Pain is temporaryand pride is forever".
Greg Gryllakis <Gryllakis@aol.com>
Brighton, MA USA - Wed May 29 16:53:14 PDT 1996
Decided 3days before the marathon to fly over from NZ and run in the marathonI had already entered but was unsure whether the $4000 cost was worth it! ButI thought,,you only live once so what the heck!The flight from NZ via LA/Chicagotook nearly 24 hr, arrived early Saturday.Had a fantastic time, beautiful day, absolutely awesome crowd..best marathonI have ever been in.Thanks to everyone in Boston who made the event so memorableHope to be back soon to really appreciate your wonderful city,
Steve Skipper <skipper@ihug.co.nz>
Auckland, New Zealand - Sun May 19 23:40:51 PDT 1996
I ran Boston in 1981 misty rain all day. Ran 100th Boston it was great. My younger brother and nephew also ran so there were three Zimmers at the 100th anniversay of the Boston all from the same family. We felt like the folks would have been proud, we were. Oh yea almost forgot we all finished but not a PR for any of us, just a great time. Oh yea we carried those small Kodak camers and took our own pictures along the way. You may have seen us for we had our names, Joe, Dave and Steve on the front of our running shirts, the back had a logo saying Zimmers run Boston's 100th. Oh yea one more thing of the four Zimmers from the USA that ran Boston three were from the same family, that's us. Bye
Joe Zimmer <jzimmer@cyberhighway.net>
Boise, ID USA - Sat May 18 07:07:15 PDT 1996
nice !
Joe Smith <joe@smith.com>
USA - Mon May 13 06:04:37 PDT 1996
Hello there!
Joanna T. Finuliar <jtf@rizal.slu.edu.ph>
Baguio City, Philippines - Tue May 7 01:22:29 PDT 1996
The 100th was the fifth "Boston" for me. I was tempted to pass it updue to the large crowd expected, but I took a chance and went anyway.As you all know, the organizers did an excellent job and things wentsurprisingly well.Sometimes I have had to struggle to qualify, but that only makes theexperience better.
Vic Versteeg <versteeg@cdsnet.com>
Klamath Falls, or USA - Sat Apr 27 21:19:44 PDT 1996
I lucked out and got chosen to be in the open division for the 100th! It was my 4th marathon, and by far the best. The best thing abount it, (besides the weather) was the support we received from the crowds along the way! If I ever qualify, I will definitely return to Boston!
Jon Tice
Chatsworth, CA USA - Thu Apr 25 23:28:40 PDT 1996
This was my 12th Boston Marathon and the 100th running was greaterthan ever. The weather was perfect. Some of the marathon runners aresome of the greatest people I have ever met. I am now 43 years old andthe weight training I added to my training regimen enabled me to equal mybest time ever. If you have never run Boston you are missing out. Plan toput it on your life time agenda.
Steve Steiner
Walpole, MA USA - Thu Apr 25 18:15:59 PDT 1996
Ran Boston in 1990 & 1993. I am running as a qualified runner again this year. I thought I'd share a poem written by one of my band students.
JOGGING/MICAH WILLIAMS

JOGGING IS FUN, IT KEEPS YOU ON THE RUN
YOU NEVER GET BORED, YOU JUST HAVE FUN

GETTING CHASED BY DOGS, TRIPPING OVER LOGS
IT MUST TAKE A MORON, TO REALLY WANT TO JOG

YOU RUN BOSTON MARATHON, AND GRANDMA'S RACE
YOU'VE GOT TO BE COMMITTED, TO RUN ALL OVER THE PLACE

YOU DON'T GET PAID MONEY, UNLESS YOUR REALLY GOOD
YOU SIT AT HOME DREAMING, AND WISHING YOU COULD

JOGGING IS FUN, IT KEEPS YOU ON THE RUN
YOU NEVER GET BORED, YOU JUST HAVE FUN

IF YOU WANT TO JOG, YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN SHAPE
YOU HAVE TO LIFT WEIGHTS, YOU'VE GOT TO WATCH THE TAPE

DRIVING IS MUCH FASTER, WALKING IS MUCH SAFER
YET YOU TRADE IN YOU BURGER, FOR A USELESS PUFFED-RICE WAFER

YOU'VE RAN A THOUSAND MILES, YOU'LL PROBABLY RUN MORE
IF YOU DON'T PASS OUT-ON THE KITCHEN FLOOR

YOU'VE JOGGED ALL YOUR LIFE, I KNOW YOU'RE NOT DONE
YOU CAN'T BE BORED, YOU'RE JUST HAVING FUN!!!

Keith Sperry <KSperry@Providence.K12.Ky>
Providence, Ky USA - Tue Apr 16 18:38:14 PDT 1996
1967 (29 yrs ago) 71st BAA 346th 3:46:09. Rainy, tough Heartbreak Hill, good beef stew, great "chicks' @ Wellesly, tight, stiff at finish.
Jeff Allbright <kel-c@valley.net>
Meriden, NH USA - Tue Apr 16 18:26:20 PDT 1996
Looking for a number!, Anyone who has a number and would like to sell it, please notify. Dying to run officially!
Terez Shea <TShea@USUHS.mil>
Bethesda, MD USA - Tue Apr 16 18:24:51 PDT 1996
I was fortunate enough to run Boston in 1988 and in 1990. Both were experiences that I will never forget. In 1988, two of my friends (Francine and Julie) made the trip with me, but didn't run. I remember we took the bus out to the starting line, where we went to a pancake and sausage breakfast at one of the local schools. It rained for hours! We stood around with green Hefty garbage bags over us to keep dry. My shoes were soaked before I even started running. The excitement before the race was unbelievable--so many spectators and cheers for the runners. Everyone treated you like you were a celebrity. When we ran past Welleslley College, the female students were so loud that the sound was deafening. I remember that I kept wondering where "Heart Break Hill" was, when finally, someone in the crowd yelled 'Congratulations! You just passed Heart Break Hill.' I was surprised -- it really wasn't any big deal. When I crossed the finish line, my nose and mouth were numb from the cold and rain. I almost began crying when I saw the BAA logo painted on the street in front of the finish line. Then, someone put a finish medal around my neck and said, "Congratulations! You just finished running Boston!" Later that night, we went to post-race party that was awesome! In 1990, the experience was about the same, but it didn't rain! Francine and Keith made the trip with me that time. Keith ran about 18 miles with me. About two hours later, we caught the plane back to St. Louis, where we lived at the time. This year, Francine will be running Boston for the first time. GOOD LUCK, FRAN!
Pam Branch <chelsea@seattleu.edu>
Seattle, WA USA - Tue Apr 16 18:22:41 PDT 1996
I'm 53 years old, been running for 20+ years. I was fortunate to have qualified for Boston in 1983 when I turned 40 years old. At that time, the qualifying time (for 40+) was 3:10. It was an experience I will never, ever forget, however I never really planned to return. I believe every serious runner should experience Boston, but I figured...once is enough. I did it, the challenge was met, etc.. get on with life. Well, that was before I realized the 100th anniversary was coming up. Without elaborating, It didn't take long for me to begin training for "one more qualifying run" to get back to Boston. Now I was 53...I had only to run a marathon under 3:30...'should be easy right? Nope. I actually missed my qualifying time 3 times before finally doing a 3:29:14 at Skagit Flats (Burlington, WA) last Fall. But hey, I made it!!! And I'm going....and I'm very excited about being there, even though (with 36,000 runners) I just plan to run easy and truly enjoy the experience of being a part of this historic moment in the sport of running.
Bill Mackem <knvg51a@prodigy.com>
Bremerton, WA USA - Tue Apr 16 18:20:43 PDT 1996
This is the sixth year in a row that I have run Boston. Living less than half a mile from the 24 mile mark in Brookline for the last eight years, the Boston marathon has been a part of my life for some time now. It is without exeption the single greatest sporting event to participate in that I have ever known. The crowds are amazing, the course both challenging and beautiful, and the race itself superbly organized. Perhaps my most endearing memory of the race came in 1994, when a little girl came up to me at the start of the race in Hopkinton, and asked me for my autograph. I'm an ordinary Joe, but felt like for a brief second there, I was a hero in this little girl's eyes. And there you have the beauty of the race - to paraphrase Adias, it's the only event where every finisher is a winner. Good luck in 1996 to all my fellow marathoners.
Peter Gerlings <gerlings@oneworld.net>
Brookline, MA USA - Tue Apr 16 18:18:27 PDT 1996
I intend to set out next week with my wife to start the trip to Boston. I live in Melbourne, Australia's home of sport. I have run the Melbourne Marathon 10 times (qualifying for a spartan). As an old man well in my 50s I was happy with a 3-10 last time. My best marathons were in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1986 and 1987 both sub 3 hr, considering the temperatures were near 30C when we began at 4am and mid 30s by end at 7am it was an experience. I am looking forward to the 100th Boston.
Bob Brook <r.brook@bom.gov.au>
Melbourne, Australlia - Tue Apr 16 18:17:00 PDT 1996
Planning to be in Boston for the 100th. It'll be my first time at Boston and my first marathon in 10 years. If I can just get over this damn cold I can finish my training, but the only thing running this week is my nose. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
Dave Keiser <DKeis@aol.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tue Apr 16 18:12:24 PDT 1996
Planning to be in Boston for the 100th. It'll be my first time at Boston and my first marathon in 10 years. If I can just get over this damn cold I can finish my training, but the only thing running this week is my nose. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
Dave Keiser <DKeis@aol.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tue Apr 16 18:11:25 PDT 1996
This its going to be, my third marathon Im so exciting. I have about 3 months training. I will participate with a group of 50 runners all of they friends. All time I read something of the marathon I can"t belive i will run the 100 edition Im sure every one its going to enyoy this moment. Good luck to all the runners
wiernik guillermo <wiernik@sol.racsa.co,cr>
san jose, costa rica central america - Tue Apr 16 18:09:53 PDT 1996
Ran in 1992. Probably next to two Pike's Peak Marathons,the highlight of my running experience.
Gary L. Brickler <gbrickler@aol.com>
Olympia, WA USA - Tue Apr 16 18:07:49 PDT 1996
I first broke 3 hours at Boston in 1975 when Bill Rodgers, who had crashed on the hills in Central Park in 1974, We all thought he had potential, and sure enough, he won Boston in a t shirt that looked like he made it himself! One of the greatest moments of Boston was coming into Wellesley, when the women lining the course force the runners into a funnel. What a rush! The best advice I can give a first-timer is: POSITION YOURSELF NEAR A WOMAN WHEN YOU ENTER THAT FUNNEL AT WELLESLEY! You'll get a rush of adrenaline that will take you all the way over Heartbreak Hill . . . and it's all downhill from there...!
Rich Lacey <ralacey@tribeca.ios.com>
New York City , USA - Tue Apr 16 18:05:31 PDT 1996
Great job runners! I am a school teacher who participated in the Bermuda marathon by pushing a student of mine with CP. I am very interested in communicating with Dick Hoyt and his son, who competed AGAIN in the 100th running. Congratulations to all, and if anyone can put me in touch with the Hoyts, please contact me at my sister's e-mail above. (FVFR58B@prodigy.com)
Mary Lutkewitte <fvfr58b@prodigy.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Tue Apr 16 16:20:22 PDT 1996
This was my 12th Boston Marathon and the 100th running was greater than ever. The weather was perfect. Some of the marathon runners are some of the greatest people I have ever met. I am now 43 years old and the weight training I added to my training regimen enabled me to equal my best time ever. If you have never run Boston you are missing out. Plan to put it on your life time agenda.
Steve Steiner
Walpole, MA USA - Tue Apr 16 06:42:19 PDT 1996
1967 (29 yrs ago) 71st BAA 346th 3:46:09. Rainy, tough Heartbreak Hill, good beef stew, great "chicks' @ Wellesly, tight, stiff at finish.
Jeff Allbright <kel-c@valley.net>
Meriden, NH USA - Mon Apr 15 06:59:14 PDT 1996
I've run 6 marathons but never the Boston. I realize I'll not set a new PR at Boston due to the slow start, but I hope to have a good "time" anyway. I'll write you again when I've finished. I just finished the FSRC series which really helped for preparation.
Richard Decker <RDecker992@aol.com>
Tacoma, WA USA - Mon Apr 15 06:57:48 PDT 1996
Everything Boston does makes it first rate, from the pre-pasta dinner to the finish line, makes it one of the best marathons.
Tony Simone <tsimone@ctc.ctc.edu>
Olympia, WA USA - Mon Apr 15 06:53:11 PDT 1996
I'm running Boston 100th as a qualified runner and can't wait. It will only be my second marathonon but I'm thrilled I'll be a part of it.
Ann Hayes <ahayes@facstaff.wisc.edu>
USA - Mon Apr 15 06:51:59 PDT 1996
'91! Overcast, 48F, calm. That was Heaven! Finished in 2:48, started raining 5 minutes later!
Tom Chou <chou@msc.cornell.edu>
Ithaca, NY USA - Mon Apr 15 06:50:38 PDT 1996
It seems all Boston memories running through Wellesey and the din that could be heard even a mile away. But my most vivid memory is the little boy so thrilled that I took an orange slice from him. Now he was part of the race. That helped me get up Heartbreak Hill and on to the finish
Stan Grochowski <sgrocho@co.pierce.wa.us>
Tacoma, WA USA - Mon Apr 15 06:02:39 PDT 1996
I ran Boston in 1994, and set a PB. Although I normally rank in the top 10, I was only 51st here. Even though I've won 3 marathons, it was the trill of a liftime. The reason for that was that I ran with the eventual winner Uta Pippig stride for stride during the last 4 miles. I've never heard so much yelling , screaming and ecouragement in my life. Even though it was for Uta, it was an honour to run with a world class athlete for the last 4 miles. I will cherish that race forever, and I have the tape. I missed Boston 93 and Boston 95 due to injuries. I plan to run the 100th, even though I have been injured again. The Boston book from Tom Derderian is a very good read, and gives you a good feeling of the special status the Boston race has among marathoners. I do remember running the first few miles and thinking to my self "I am running Boston, I am running Boston". It's my verions of the olympics, and it is the closest I come to running with world class athletes. Just standing in the front corral wachting the eleite is a thrill. ...Harry
Harry Welten <welten@bnr.ca>
Crysler, Canada - Sat Apr 13 06:33:33 PDT 1996
I'm running the Boston 100th as a qualified runner. The last time I ran Boston was in 1990. It was a warm and sunny day. It turned out to be my slowest marathon, 3:49:28. It was about as close as I've ever come to walking off the course. The thing that kept me going was that I had pledges of over $1000.00 for MS. The donations would be made only if I finished. So, I wasn't about to short change MS. Looking back, I'm pleased that I hung in there. I'm not certain I would be able to live with myself if I had given up
Len Geraldi <k6anp@earthlink.com>
Penngrove, PenngroCA USA - Sat Apr 13 06:20:17 PDT 1996
Howdy fellow runners. I ran the Boston five years ago and plan on running the marathon this year. I give the Boston a '10'. Boston is a fun place to visit. One memory I have is running by Wellesley College ( a female college). As you approach the college, you begin to hear a muffled roar, like rafting a river and approaching a big rapid that you begin to hear quite a distance off. The closer you get the louder it gets. As you got closer to the college the louder it would get. Than all of a sudden you are running through a mass of woman, cheering as you run by. I also carried a small camera with me, taking picture along the way. I am looking forward to this year.
Gene Allwine <allwineg@wsu.edu>
Pullman, WA USA - Sat Apr 13 06:16:47 PDT 1996

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