wow, last year the boston marathon filled in late january - a record early close for the race. now that record now seems quaint on the heels of yesterday's (november 13th) announcement (on a friday the 13th, no less) from the boston athletic association that the 2010 edition has officially closed!
from the baa site: 11/13/2009
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2010 BOSTON MARATHON HAS CLOSED.
Registration for the 2010 Boston Marathon has closed. Registration began on September 9, and the Boston Athletic Association is unable to accept additional entries.
i qualified at the 2009 maine marathon last month, but didn't register until last week (following the nyc marathon). honestly, i thought that was on the conservative side. i didn't want to miss another boston marathon because of procrastination. this morning, when i read some facebook posts that boston had closed, i was incredulous!
while i'm in - and most of my friends too - there are many runners who had hoped to nab bq's at philadelphia next weekend (or even later marathons). so much for those plans! i have no idea why boston is filling up so much quicker these days - another sign of the running times :(