113 = Yesterday – April 20th, 2009 – was the 113th Boston Marathon.
25,000 + = the number of marathoners in yesterday’s race.
500,000 = approximate number of cheerers along the course route.
8 = cheerers in my group
389 = sweaty high-fives exchanged with runners (estimated)
5 = cough drops consumed post-cheering to soothe my throat
3:45 = the time he needed to qualify for next year’s race
3:36:25 = his finish time
8:16 = his pace per mile
2:37 = his Boston Marathon P.R. (in 1984)
2:08:42 = Deriba Merga’s winning time yesterday
8 seconds = the difference between first & third place in the women’s race.
$806,000 = total prize money awarded yesterday
$1,000,000 = how I felt watching my dad! (pride-splosion!)
363 = days until the 114th Boston Marathon. Start training. NOW!
5 Replies to “The Boston Marathon by the numbers (with some pictures interspersed for the visual learners)”
Just remember you don’t want to run a marathon.
I’m impressed by all the numbers.
no no no. YOU cannot start training now. your Dad can. others can. NOT YOU. k? 🙂 don’t make me conspire with st. matt to form a we-must-keep-tiffany-from-training-for-marathon-and-injuring-herself club. because we will. 😉
i always love a good numbers blog!
It’s easy to NOT train today (b/c I still have roadtrip-McDinner-yuckbelly) Tomorrow when I don’t feel sick and it’s beautiful out…
Yay Dad D.F.!!! 😀 Your numbers inspired me to go out for a run. — Jenny