Since 2003 I’ve run The Boston Marathon nine times and have written several Boston Marathon Recaps.
When I ran my first few Boston Marathon social media really didn’t exist. I think NetScape and Alta Vista were the big names of internet. Google and Fakebooks didn’t exist and no one had heard of gig-speed internet.
I wrote my first Boston Marathon recap in 2012 and fortunate for me, did not run in 2013. I didn’t get a number that year and was on vacation with my family.
Many friends were there and that day had a big impact on all of us. I’ve included one of my posts from 2013 to say a bit about how I felt and a lot of us felt at the time.
If you are running Boston for the first time, these recaps may give you a few tips on what to expect. Things to do and things not to do. They will probably give you a few laughs also.
In addition to a few marathon recaps, I’ve included two of my tips post and a post on a movie about the 1964 Boston Marathon, produced by a Harvard University film student.
The film is interesting as it shows how the race was run in the old days and some of the ways people trained. It’s also interesting because it shows what Boston looked like 58 years ago. Some familiar landmarks and some you may have never seen.
My Boston Marathon Recaps
- My 2012 Boston Marathon Experience
- What can words say – about the 2013 Boston Marathon
- Boston Marathon 2016 Recap
- My Boston Marathon 2018 Experience – The year it rained
- 2019 Boston Marathon Recap
- My First Boston Marathon Experience