Marathon Monday

After the Fourth of July, Marathon Monday is the most festive day in Boston. People turn out all along the marathon route to cheer on over 22,000 runners, to grill in their front lawns, and to celebrate the Red Sox’s hometown win.

The top three women pass near my home; from left to right they placed first, third, and second.

Robert Cheruiyot decides he has plenty of room to spare on his way to beating the course record by one second.

Somewhere behind Cheruiyot is Miles Coleman, a friend from South Carolina. Go Miles!

For more on the marathon, see the official site, where you can look up individual runners and see the course map. Wanna see the whole course from a runner’s eye view in about four minutes? Check out this video by the folks at


  1. Small world! I met Miles when he was on a BJ music team 2 years ago. They cames to our church and we did an outdoor concert in the park. Nice guy.

  2. Cool! Thanks for the coverage.

  3. “Go Miles!” Good one.

    You have to qualify to run Boston, right? Very cool.

  4. BTW, you can tell the guy from Greenville by the fact that he’s wearing more clothes than everybody else. :-)

  5. The qualifying times are tough (men under 35 have to finish another marathon in three hours and ten minutes), but a lot of people get in without qualifying by being part of a running club or charity group.

    I have a goal of qualifying for the Boston marathon, but unless I lower my current time it won’t be until I retire. :)

  6. Good post, posted 4/17 (i.e., 9 days ago).

    We require more and current content, please. The Internet is voracious.

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  • Il Filosofo » Boston Marathon 2007 on April 16, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    […] Last year’s marathon saw Robert Cheruiyot set the race’s record time, but this year’s “nor’easter” gusted cold rain on the runners, giving both men and women their slowest winning times in decades. […]