Boston Marathon - Betting Odds, Event Details, History and Records

Date: 2025.04.21
Contest: Marathon
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The Boston Marathon is one of the world's oldest and most iconic marathons. The Boston Marathon has traditionally been held on Patriot's Day (the third Monday of April).

The Boston Marathon is one of the most famous sporting events in the world.  Who are the favourites to win this year?  Bet on it!Patriot's Day:

Patriot's Day is a state Holiday in Massachusetts. Since Patriots Day falls on the third Monday of April, the local residents of the area also refer to the Day as Marathon Monday.


Marathon had been included in the Summer Olympics 1896 on an experimental basis. Following the great success of the marathon in the Olympic games, the idea of the Boston Marathon was conceptualized and conceived. The Inaugural event was held in 1897. Since then, the competition has been held uninterrupted except for the 2020 edition of the marathon, which was canceled because of the pandemic.


Boston Marathon is organized by Boston Athletic Association which has overseen and managed the competition since 1897. Boston Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors and is ranked among the world's top road racing events.

Hundreds of Amateur and Professional athletes have participated in the competition over the years. On average, the competition has attracted more than 500,000 spectators each year, making it one of America's most attended sporting events.

2024 Winner:

Sisay Lemma from Ethiopia delivered a powerful performance to secure his first men's title at the Boston Marathon. In the women's category, Kenya's Hellen Obiri won for the second consecutive time. Having entered four marathons and won three, Obiri is now a top contender for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

Route/Track of the Boston Marathon:

The marathon runs from Hopkinton to Copley Square. Along the way, its passes from Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Reservoir, Fenway Park, Hereford Street, and Wellesley. The runners endure some of the toughest terrains and challenging weather conditions along the route. The total length of the marathon is about 26 miles and 385 yards, as the marathon runs through eight different cities and towns.


To be eligible for the Boston Marathon participation, the athletes must be aged 18 or more. Moreover, the athletes must have standard marathon courses certified by a body affiliated with the World Athletics. Moreover, there are certain qualifying time periods that depend on the age groups and genders of the participants.


Over the years, thousands of athletes have participated in Boston Marathon.

Men's Record - Geoffrey Mutai:

The Kenyan long-distance runner Geoffrey Mutai holds the record for being the fastest runner in the history of the Boston Marathon. He ran the Boston Marathon in a record time of 2:03:02 in 2011. At that time, it was the fastest-ever recorded time for a major marathon.

His record was bettered by the Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge who registered a time of 02:01:39 in Berlin. With that being said, the record for being the fastest runner in Boston Marathon belongs to Geoffrey Mutai.

Women's Record - Buzunesh Deba:

In the women's category, the Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba is the fastest runner at the Boston Marathon. She finished the marathon at 02:19:59 in 2014, which was her own personal best too.

2025 Boston Marathon:

The famous event will take place on Monday, April 21st, 2025. This will be the 129th Boston Marathon.


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