Boston Marathon 2023: where it starts, how long it lasts, roads and streets closed and where it ends

Athletics has six great marathons in the year, one of those who is part of them is the boston marathonwhich will take place starting this Monday, April 17 and which has a clear favorite to be crowned, the Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, who is a two-time Olympic champion (2016 and 2020).

kipchoge It seems that he has only one rival and it is timesince many expect him to break his own record in 2022. Despite this, others who could make a splash at the Boston Marathon are his compatriots EWvans Chebet and Benson Kipruto, who already won in Boston in 2021.

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Where does it start and where does it end?

The Boston Marathon will start in the streets of Hopkington, on the outskirts of Boston, and will finish on Hereford Street. Almost the entire circuit runs through the city of Boston, and it is easy, with many descents and flat. There are some steep elevations, such as the “Heart break Hill”, which is located at kilometer 32 of the test, which has 1,400 meters of elevation and is usually an abandonment point for many runners.

How long does it last?

The duration of the Boston Marathon clearly depends on the time that each athlete performs. In order to register for the race, you must have completed at least a time of 3 and a half hours for those between the ages of 18 and 34 and four hours for those who reach 55 years of age. However, Eliud Kipchoge did the marathon in just over 2 hours (2:08 to be exact).

What time does it start?

It is expected that for this edition more than 30 thousand people will participate for the race that will start at 09:30 local time. ESPN is the official national television provider of the Boston Marathon. ESPN will broadcast the 127th edition of the Boston Marathon on its main channel from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Eastern time.

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