Notice of Non-Acceptance -2018 Boston Marathon

  1. This was in my e-mail box when I got off from work Wednesday. Yeah! It hurts when you put in the work and your goals/dreams don’t come true! Marathon running can teach you a lot about life! There are people that give up and people that say we have some work to do! Let’s go back to the lab baby! #NEVERGIVEUP #boston2019 Thanks all my fb friends that have support meĀ over the years in my running.
  2. Dear Marcus Brooks:
  3. Thank you for submitting your application for entry into the 2018 Boston Marathon. Regrettably, we are unable to accept your application due to field size limitations and the large number of applications we have received from runners who met the qualifying standards.
  4. The B.A.A. recognizes the achievement of everyone who has met the qualifying standards that have been established for the race. Those who meet – and aspire to meet – these standards have helped distinguish the Boston Marathon from any other marathon in the world, and we understand the effort, training, and commitment involved with achieving the qualifying times.
  5. To gain entry into the 2018 Boston Marathon, runners must have run 3 minutes, 23 seconds under their respective age group qualifying standard.
  6. In preparation for the 2018 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. used the same registration process as in recent years. Registration was not first-come, first-served, but rather allowed for a more systematic and orderly application procedure. Given the field size limitations, the fastest qualifiers among those who submitted their entry were accepted.
  7. Qualifying performances achieved on or after September 16, 2017 will be valid for 2019 Boston Marathon registration. The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019.
  8. We appreciate your dedication to running and our sport, as evidenced by achieving your qualifying time and submitting an application for entry. We encourage you to continue your pursuit of running in a future Boston Marathon, and wish you the best of luck in future running endeavors.
  9. Sincerely,
    The Boston Athletic

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