Boston Marathon 2021 – 125 edycja najstarszego na świecie maratonu! – odbył się w poniedziałek 11 października 2021 r. w Bostonie (USA) (święto Colubmus Day w Stanach Zjednoczonych).
Zwycięzcą maratonu w Bostonie 2021 został Benson Kipruto z czasem 2:09:51, a wśród kobiet triumfowała Diana Kipyokei z czasem 2:24:45.
Bieg ukończyło 15,4 tys. zawodników!
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Boston Marathon 2022 odbędzie się 18 kwietnia 2022 r.!
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The 125th edition of the Boston Marathon was held on Monday, October 11th, 2021 (Columbus Day) . The legendary race, run from the Town of Hopkinton, MA to the City of Boston, is the world’s oldest annual marathon. The Boston Athletic Association continues to manage this American classic, which has been sponsored by John Hancock since 1986.
125th Boston Marathon Post-Race Stats and Storylines:
BOSTON— With the 125th Boston Marathon nearly complete, please find below a number of race statistics and notes, including information on tomorrow morning’s wrap up press conference. We congratulate our champions and all participants on earning their coveted 125th Boston Marathon unicorn medals.
Thank you for your continued coverage of the 125th Boston Marathon, and we look forward to the 126th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2022.
125 Boston Marathon Starters, Finishers, and Stats
- 15,736 athletes crossed the start line in Hopkinton
- 15,385 athletes crossed the finish line on Boylston Street (as of 5:00 p.m. ET)
- Detailed results, including searchable race statistics, can be found here.
- A race recap highlighting our 125th Boston Marathon professional races can be found here.
- In addition, 20,280 athletes finished the Virtual 125th Boston Marathon from October 8-10.
- It had been 910 days since the last in-person Boston Marathon
- This year’s Boston Marathon was the first in race history held outside of April
- Additional media resources can be found here.
125th Boston Marathon Facts & Notes
Men’s Professional Division
- Kenya’s Benson Kipruto won his first Boston Marathon title in 2:09:51, improving upon his 10th place finish from 2019.
- Kipruto is the 23rd men’s champion from Kenya, and the fifth in the last ten years.
- In his Boston Marathon debut, Massachusetts native Colin Bennie finished as the first American in 2:11:26. Bennie is a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School in Holden.
- CJ Albertson, celebrating his 28th birthday, led the first 20 miles and ultimately placed tenth (211:44).
Women’s Professional Division
- In just her third marathon, Kenya’s Diana Kipyokei claimed the Women’s Professional Division title in 2:24:45. This was Kipyokei’s Boston Marathon debut.
- Kipyokei ran a significant negative split, hitting halfway in 1:14:11 and splitting the second half in 1:10:34.
- Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) placed second for the second Boston Marathon in a row.
- American Nell Rojas finished sixth in 2:27:12 as the top American. This was her Boston Marathon debut.
- Elaina Tabb, representing the B.A.A., finished 12th overall and second among Americans in her marathon debut (2:30:33).
Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Division
- Marcel Hug of Switzerland claimed his fifth Boston Marathon in 1:18:11, just missing his course record of 1:18:04 from 2017.
- Hug’s win comes a day after he placed second at the Chicago Marathon.
- Switzerland’s Manuela Schär won for the third time since 2017, finishing in 1:35:21 to complete the Swiss Sweep.
- Schär’s margin of victory over Tatyana McFadden was 14:59, the largest margin of victory since 1988
Para Athletics Divisions
- Winners of the inaugural Para Athletics Divisions included:
- Marko Cheseto Lemutkei of Florida in 2:53:09 (T61-T64 lower-limb impairment)
- Liz Willis of Kansas in 4:04:01 (T61-T64 lower-limb impairment)
- Chaz Davis of Massachusetts in 2:46:52 (T11/T12 vision impairment)
- Misato Michishita of Japan in 3:08:14 (T11/T12 vision impairment)
- Christopher Lancaster of Georgia in 3:38:15 (T13 vision impairment)
- Tayana Passos of Brazil in 3:25:45 (T13 vision impairment)
125th Boston Marathon Medical Stats (as of 4:30 p.m. ET)*
- 1,281 medical interactions across all medical locations.
- 544 participants were treated at finish area medical tents.
- 30 participants were transported to area hospitals.
* Updated statistics will be available at tomorrow morning’s press conference.
- Actor and Broadway star Brian d’Arcy James finished in 3:30:22
- Auto racing star Danica Patrick finished her first Boston Marathon finished in 4:01:21
- New England Patriots Super Bowl champion James Develin finished in 4:27:17
- 1968 Boston Marathon champion Amby Burfoot finished in 4:33:54
- United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland finished in 4:58:54
- ESPY Award winning Ironman athlete Chris Nikic finished in 6:01:22
- Bennett Beach (USA/MD) finished his 54th consecutive Boston Marathon in 5:47:27. He holds the longest active streak of Boston Marathon completions.
Race Day Timeline: Monday, October 11, 2021 (all times are approximate)
8:02 a.m. ET — Wheelchair Division – Men’s Start: Official Starter: Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon champion (also running this year’s race)
8:05 a.m. ET — Wheelchair Division – Women’s Start: Official Starter: Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon champion (also running this year’s race)
8:30 a.m. ET — Handcycle & Duo Participants Start: Official Starter: Russell Hoyt, son of the late Dick Hoyt, finisher of 32 Boston Marathons as part of Team Hoyt
8:32 a.m. ET — National Anthem: Sgt. Daniel M. Clark, “The Singing Trooper,” performs the National Anthem. Sgt. Clark has performed at the Boston Marathon since 1990.
8:37 a.m. ET — Professional Men’s Start: Official Starter: Patti Catalano Dillon, three-time runner-up, American record holder, and Indigenous runner
8:45 a.m. ET — Professional Women’s Start: Official Starter: Patti Catalano Dillon, three-time runner-up, American record holder, and Indigenous runner
8:50 a.m. ET — Para Athletics Division Start: Official Starter: Christina Whelton, member of Boston’s renowned Brown family. It is customary for a member of the Brown family to start one of the races on Patriots’ Day.
8:55 a.m. ET — Grand Marshals Arrive in Boston Aboard Duck Boats: Five Boston Marathon champions and eight local frontline workers will serve as Grand Marshals for this year’s race. (More info below)
8:58 a.m. ET — Flyover: The 104th Fighter Wing from Barnes Air National Guard Base in in Westfield, MA is scheduled to perform a flyover featuring two F-15 fighter jets flying from Hopkinton to Boston. Flying the 26.2 mile route will take approximately four minutes. (Weather Permitting)
9:00 a.m. ET — Rolling Start Begins for All Participants: Official Starter: Hopkinton Fire Chief Bill Miller
9:23 a.m. ET — Men’s Wheelchair Division approximate finish time
9:37 a.m. ET — Women’s Wheelchair Division approximate finish time
10:44 a.m. ET — Professional Men’s approximate finish time
11:08 a.m. ET — Professional Women’s approximate finish time
11:25 a.m. ET — Para Athletics Divisions top finishers approximate time
11:30 a.m. ET — Approximate time of final athlete across the Hopkinton start line
Boston Marathon Media Resources
- Men’s Open Division: 2:03:02, Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya, 2011
- Women’s Open Division: 2:19:59, Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2014
- Men’s Wheelchair Division: 1:18:04, Marcel Hug, Switzerland, 2017
- Women’s Wheelchair Division: 1:28:17, Manuela Schär, Switzerland, 2017
- Men’s Masters Division: 2:11:04, John Campbell, New Zealand, 1990
- Women’s Masters Division: 2:27:58, Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova, Russia, 2002
A $50,000 course record bonus is available for both open and wheelchair divisions. The Boston Marathon is the first major marathon to have equitable course record bonuses for open and masters divisions.
COMPOSITION OF THE FIELD
- 18,252 total entrants of the in-person 125th Boston Marathon
- 3,492 entrants from Massachusetts
- 16,441 entrants residing in the United States of America
- 104 countries represented by participants in the Boston Marathon
- All 50 U.S. states represented by participants in the Boston Marathon
- Youngest entrants: 18 years old, Enchee Xu, Conor Beswick, Rachel Calderone, and Angel Robles, all of Massachusetts
- Oldest entrant: 84 years old, Volkert Bobeldijk of Canada
- 28,612 total entrants of the Virtual 125th Boston Marathon (October 8-10)
HEALTH & SAFETY
- This year’s field size has been reduced by 36% compared to recent years (from 31,500 entrants to 20,000)
- In an effort to enhance social distancing and minimize wait times, Athletes’ Village has been eliminated in Hopkinton this year and a rolling start has been introduced for the first time in race history.
- 95% of all Boston Marathon volunteers are vaccinated.
- 100% of Boston Marathon medical volunteers are vaccinated.
- All participants are required to provide proof of a WHO-recognized vaccination OR a produce a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of bus loading.
- A health and safety bracelet will be provided after proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results are verified. The bracelet must be worn throughout race weekend and through the finish line.
- Masks are required indoors, on event transportation, and within the start area until participants cross the starting line.
BY THE NUMBERS
- $876,500 in prize money will be awarded to top finishers by principal sponsor John Hancock. Included among the prize awards is $27,500 for Para Athletes.
- 8,500 B.A.A. volunteers will contribute to this year’s Boston Marathon and race related events
- 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards; 42.195 kilometers) will be run through eight cities and towns (Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, and Boston)
- An estimated $20 million (USD) will be raised through the 125th Boston Marathon for charities as part of the B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon Official Charity Program and the John Hancock Non-Profit Program
FACES IN THE FIELD
- 13 Boston Marathon champions will be competing as part of the John Hancock Professional Athlete Team: Des Linden (USA/MI), Geoffrey Kirui (KEN), Edna Kiplagat (KEN), Lemi Berhanu (ETH), Lelisa Desisa (ETH), Atsede Baysa (ETH), Caroline Rotich (KEN), Daniel Romanchuk (USA/IL/Won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday), Manuela Schär (SUI), Marcel Hug (SUI), Tatyana McFadden (USA/MD/Won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday), Ernst van Dyk (RSA), and Joshua Cassidy (CAN). Additionally, 1968 winner Amby Burfoot will be running and serving as an official starter in Hopkinton.
- Five 2020 Tokyo Paralympic gold medalists will be competing in Boston: reigning men’s wheelchair champion Daniel Romanchuk (gold in the 400m); two-time Boston winner and wheelchair course record holder Marcel Hug (800m, 1500m, 5000m, marathon); reigning women’s wheelchair champion and course record holder Manuela Schär (400m, 800m); five-time winner Tatyana McFadden (4x100m Universal Relay); and Japan’s Misato Michishita (T12 marathon).
- Danica Patrick, NASCAR and Indy Car driver, will run for the Matt Light Foundation
- James Develin, former New England Patriots fullback and Super Bowl champion, will run as part of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation
- Chris Nikic, the ESPY-award winning Ironman triathlete who in 2020 became the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon, will race his first Boston Marathon.
- Brian d’Arcy James, Broadway star in Shrek the Musical and Hamilton and actor in Spotlight, will race his first Boston Marathon.
- Ceremonial 125th Boston Marathon Grand Marshals include Boston Marathon champions Sara Mae Berman, Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Jack Fultz, and Meb Keflezighi, as well as healthcare workers from members of the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program and John Hancock Non-Profit Program. Frontline workers being honored include Meg Femino of Beth Israel Lahey Health; Martha Kaniaru of Spaulding Rehabilitation; Loren Aiello of Boston Children’s Hospital; Eric Goralnick of Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Christopher S. Lathan of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Mark Mullins of Tufts Medical Center; Anely Lopes of Boston Medical Center; and Susan Wilcox of Massachusetts General Hospital. The Grand Marshals will be driven the entire 26.2 miles in two Boston DUCK Boats, Back Bay Bertha and Catie Copley.