Interesting Facts

  • Number of race cups used for water and Gatorade on race day:  42,000
  • Number of running shoes expected to pound the streets on race day:  10,000 + volunteers & spectators
  • Gallons of pop consumed at the Post Race Party:  125
  • Gallons of water consumed at the Post Race Party:  950
  • Number of course entertainers: over 350
  • Closest QCM margin of victory for Men:  1.01 sec. Phillip Lagat's (Kenya) 2012 win
  • Closest QCM margin of victory for Women:  13 sec. Mary Burns-Prine's (USA) 1998 win
  • 25,000 Marathon finishers in the U.S. in 1976
  • 551,811 people finished a marathon in 2011 - WOW!
  • Countries represented by individual overall winners - QCM open division: 
    • MEN:  Kenya-7, USA-4, Russia-1, Ethiopia-1                        
    • WOMEN: USA-4,  Belarus-3,  Russia-2,  Kenya-2,  Ethiopia-1,  Ukraine-1
  • The average woman burns 2,880 calories while running a marathon
  • Modes of transportation used by QCM photographers in action:  4 (car, motorcycle, bicycle, airplane)
  • 1897: The year the first official marathon race in America-the Boston Marathon-was held
  • 1972: The first year women were officially allowed to run Boston
  • Number of photos taken by QCM photographers on race weekend last year:  3,884
  • The I-74 bridge is probably more heavily loaded during the marathon than on regular traffic days. Rhythmic running that gets the span moving is creepy, but ok. No harm done.