×
Back left 6d79ffa2165c70419b5d81367025d889a832b878a14a24f303dd5f6f59a4f2c5
Back right 7131bbac0729874ea35f73598ddf94d2e1f7db07d23b55f12e0a2064353ff6d7

2010 Boston Marathon

SHARE IT!
LIKE IT!
kids articles

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:

News Feed

To view your full News Feed please Login using your Username and Password or Register with Kidzworld!

Forum Activity

What do you think i am?(hon... in Say Anything posted by fairytailfan123
First Period Storys. (Girls... in Girls Only posted by HeyItsTrashcan
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Shadeleaf
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
Sillyvision next Generation... in General Roleplays posted by Tord_Trash
Home For the Strange ( for ... in Private Roleplay posted by ThatGayGuy
awnser the question the per... in Forum Games posted by rainbowpoptart
Rate the YouTube channel ab... in Forum Games posted by rainbowpoptart
Let's count to 1 Million! in Forum Games posted by rainbowpoptart
What do you think i am?(hon... in Say Anything posted by nounou123
First Period Storys. (Girls... in Girls Only posted by WinxFanBloomKia231AP
Experimentations! [For anyo... in Fantasy posted by DreamsAndDaisies
Fragments [INDIGO LEAGUE!] ... in Private Roleplay posted by AnnaOfExquizurd
New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by rainbowpoptart
New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by SnowflakeAngelKitten
New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by rainbowpoptart
New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by simran88
New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by Abbergrl
New site layout this week! in New Features on KW posted by SnowflakeAngelKitten
what do you want to be when... in Current Events posted by Alois_Trancy_
New Real Time Private Messa... in New Features on KW posted by lolathedog
New Real Time Private Messa... in New Features on KW posted by Abbergrl
New Real Time Private Messa... in New Features on KW posted by ImagineOrdinary
New Real Time Private Messa... in New Features on KW posted by James
What do you think i am?(hon... in Say Anything posted by fairytailfan123
What do you think i am?(hon... in Say Anything posted by TXSL9
What do you think i am?(hon... in Say Anything posted by ImagineOrdinary
What do you think i am?(hon... in Say Anything posted by nounou123
Know a good place to put my... in Random posted by ImagineOrdinary
Who is your celeb doppelgan... in Random posted by rainbowpoptart
What/How are you feeling ri... in Random posted by rainbowpoptart
Find your birthday twin! Wh... in Say Anything posted by AnnaOfExquizurd
1001 Things to do when you ... in Random posted by Pikacraftgirl
Find your birthday twin! Wh... in Say Anything posted by Sportygirl54

Poll

F1125704257937
1

Fastest Time For Running a Mile?