First Boston Marathon 1897
J.J. McDermott won the first Boston
Marathonin in record time. The 25 mile marathon was finished in 2 hours
and 55 minutes. Presently, in 2016 there is mention of some day running
the 26 miles in under 2 hours. On Sunday morning in Berlin in 2014,
Dennis Kimetto traveled 26.2 miles through Berlin’s streets in two
hours, two minutes, and 57 seconds. He has set the world record to date.