Kw-logo-smaller

2010 Boston Marathon

It’s Patriot’s Day and you know what that means… the 114th Boston Marathon will be run through the streets and cities of New England. Over 26,000 men and women will try to complete one of the most difficult 42 km marathon races and the winner will be crowned with a wreath of olive branches.


Marathon Money

Boston's BestBoston's Best

The event has been running since 1897 and it is the oldest annual marathon across the globe. It used to be a free event, but since the 1980s the race has become sponsored by corporations and now the top 15 runners, including $100,000 going to the winner, will win over $500,000 in cash. The race is one of the greatest road races and is part of the 5 World Marathon Majors.


Heartbreak Hill

Tarzan's TrotTarzan's Trot

The Boston Marathon is known to be one of the most difficult races because of the dreaded Newton Hills. Half way through the race, there are four long tall hills including “Heartbreak Hill” , a 600 meter inclining rising just over 27 meters. They call it “Heartbreak Hill” because of the 1936 race when Tarzan Brown passed previous champion John A. Kelley after John had made an amazing pass past Tarzan on the hill. Tarzan was said to have broken John’s heart after he regained the lead and then won the race easily.


Vexing Volcano

Icelandic AshIcelandic Ash

The heartbreak this year will be the number of runners missing the race completely due to all the flight cancellations because of the Icelandic Volcano eruptions. Runners traveling from all over the world are stranded in airports because of the volcanic ash dangerously preventing planes from flying. Hundreds of runners are racing just to get to the starting line, but most of them will have to wait until next year because they won't get to Boston on time. The good news is that they will automatically be entered to next year’s marathon.


Related Stories:

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

there are 0 comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1125704257937

Fastest Time For Running a Mile?

  • 4 minutes.
  • 3 minutes 51 seconds.
  • 3 minutes 43 seconds.
  • 3 minutes 40 seconds.

related stories

Micro_pr micro
It’s the last weekend to purchase your tickets for the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelp...
Best way to get rid of the extra pounds this Thanksgiving is lots of running. We take a look at m...
Track and field season is here. Check out these tips for buying your next new pair of track shoes...

Sports in the forums

Kirsteeeeen
Do you have an old tire you could start off practicing with? It helps you align your hands. I find it kind of hard to explain, but there are lots of great resources out there online if you search for them. :) To do a cartwheel stand in a lunge with your favourite leg (by that I don't mean you look at it and say "that's a nice leg" but that you favor that leg when doing things, you feel comfortable with it going first), knees bent slightly, and your arms straight up by your ears. Make sure your elbows are locked. You don't want to drop. Assuming you start with your right, reach forward with your right arm while kicking your left leg up at the same time. Your left hand should follow very quickly and as it touches the ground your right leg should also be off of the ground. You should pass through the handstand briefly and your left leg should reach the ground first with your right following it and you will finish in a lunge just as you started. Hand, hand, foot, foot. 1,2,3,4. There's a rhythm to it. Keep practicing and try to perfect not kicking around as you go.
reply about 21 hours
awesomechix12
Well I'm in 6th grade this year and next year in seventh grade I'm going to try out for cheerleading... The problem is I cant do a cartwheel or any of that! So I have to cram all of this stuff into just one year, all help is appreciated.
reply 2 days
MissAttitude_14
Seattle Seahawks
reply 2 days
MissAttitude_14
Seahawks
reply 2 days
u_nique116
The broncos and the giants you just got to love the manning brothers. 
reply 3 days

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

157262_(2)

When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...