Saturday, April 15, 2006

On this day...

Ten years ago today (April 15, 1996) the historic 100th running of the Boston Marathon attracted 38,708 official entrants (35,868 finishers), which stands as the largest field of finishers in history.

Moses Tanui of Kenya won the race in 2:09:15. Uta Pippig overcame a 30-second deficit and severe dehydration, among other difficulties, to become the first woman of the official era to win the race in three consecutive years.

Courtesy of BAA