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The notable Boston Marathon, has been running continuously
since 1897 and is considered the oldest annual marathon in the world. The first
race only included fifteen runners who were men because women were not officially
allowed to run the race until 1972. Although female runners had participated
beginning in 1966, they were opposed by the race sponsor, the Boston Athletic
Association. Boston Marathon was the first major marathon to include a
wheelchair division in 1975 for men, and eventually included a wheelchair
division for women in 1977. The beauty of the marathon is that it brings
different cultures and nationalities from around the world together to
participate in a 26. 2 miles long route to the finish line.
This table represents the amount of victories based on
different nationalities around the world. As shown, the United States has
gained the most victories compared to other countries with a total of 98 wins.
Kenya, falls second after the United States with a total of thirty-one wins,
and Canada in third place with twenty-one wins.
The historic course starts on Main Street in the rural New
England town of Hopkinton and follows Route 135 through Ashland, Framingham,
Natick, and Wellesley to where Route 16 joins Route 135. It continues on Route
16 through Newton Lower Falls to Commonwealth Avenue, turning right at the fire
station onto Commonwealth which is Route 30. It continues on Commonwealth
through the Newton Hills, bearing right at the reservoir onto Chestnut Hill
Avenue to Cleveland Circle. The route then turns left onto Beacon Street
continuing to Kenmore Square, and then follows Commonwealth Avenue inbound. The
course turns right onto Hereford Street (NOTE: against normal traffic flow)
then left onto Boylston Street, finishing near the John Hancock Tower in Copley