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BAA announces qualifying standards for 2022 Boston Marathon

Workers prepared the starting line for the 125th running of the Boston Marathon on Oct. 11.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

All 24,000 applicants whose qualifying time met the initial standard will be granted entry into the 2022 Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association announced Thursday.

For the first time since 2013, all runners who meet their qualifying time and whose times are verified by the BAA will be accepted into the race, to be held April 18, 2022. That’s different from the 2021 race, when, because of restrictions on the size of the field, runners had to submit times that were 7 minutes and 47 seconds faster than the qualifying times posted by the BAA. That 7:47 margin was the biggest in the race’s history.

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“I am delighted to share that everyone who applied with a valid qualifying time will be joining us for the 126th Boston Marathon,” Tom Grilk, president and CEO of the BAA, said in a statement. “It will be a historic return to Patriots Day and I am pleased to welcome this dedicated group of qualifiers.”

During a five-day window earlier in November, nearly 24,000 runners submitted times they said qualified them for the 2022 marathon. Those times are now being vetted by the BAA; applicants will receive official notice of their admission in early December.

The now-official qualifying standards for the 2022 Boston Marathon are below.

Men

  • 18-34: 3 hrs 00 min
  • 35-39: 3 hrs 5 min
  • 40-44: 3 hrs 10 min
  • 45-49: 3 hrs 20 min
  • 50-54: 3 hrs 25 min
  • 55-59: 3 hrs 35 min
  • 60-64: 3 hrs 50 min
  • 65-69: 4 hrs 5 min
  • 70-74: 4 hrs 20 min
  • 75-79: 4 hrs 35 min
  • 80 & over: 4 hrs 50 min

Women

  • 18-34: 3 hrs 30 min
  • 35-39: 3 hrs 35 min
  • 40-44: 3 hrs 40 min
  • 45-49: 3 hrs 50 min
  • 50-54: 3 hrs 55 min
  • 55-59: 4 hrs 5 min
  • 60-64: 4 hrs 20 min
  • 65-69: 4 hrs 35 min
  • 70-74: 4 hrs 50 min
  • 75-79: 5 hrs 5 min
  • 80 & over: 5 hrs 20 min