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2016 Boston Marathon had 96.9 percent completion rate

Runners stream down Boylston Street to the Boston Marathon finish line.
Runners stream down Boylston Street to the Boston Marathon finish line.(Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

More than 96 percent of the runners who started the 2016 Boston Marathon also finished it, according to statistics provided by the Boston Athletic Association.

There were 30,741 participants entered, while 27,487 started the race, and 26,639 finished for a 96.9 completion rate. Last year, the completion rate was 98 percent.

The men’s field had a 97.3 percent completion rate and the women’s field was at 96.5.

Runners in the 45-49 and 50-54 age groups had the highest finishing percentage at 97.8.

Four states had a 100 percent finish rate: Arkansas (54 runners), Delaware (52), South Dakota (38), and West Virginia (51).

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Massachusetts, the state with the highest number of starters at 4,948, had a 94 percent completion rate (4,649).

Canada, which had the second-highest number of starters behind the United States (based on country of residence), had a 98.3 percent completion rate with 2,136 finishers out of 2,174 starters.

The US had 21,707 finishers out of 22,463 starters for a 96.6 rate.

In the 80-plus age group, 10 started and seven finished, including both women in the category.

The age group with the highest number of participants was 18-39 with 11,137 starters.

State by state statistics
Includes District of Columbia
Entered Started Finished Pct.
Alabama 148 123 121 98.40%
Alaska 63 52 51 98.10%
Arizona 304 267 258 96.60%
Arkansas 60 54 54 100.00%
California 2296 1974 1931 97.80%
Colorado 591 502 488 97.20%
Connecticut 498 453 428 94.50%
Delaware 66 52 52 100.00%
District Of Columbia 183 166 158 95.20%
Florida 798 703 684 97.30%
Georgia 417 358 349 97.50%
Hawaii 63 59 58 98.30%
Idaho 100 89 87 97.80%
Illinois 1001 879 854 97.20%
Indiana 328 294 288 98.00%
Iowa 157 137 134 97.80%
Kansas 119 104 101 97.10%
Kentucky 172 151 144 95.40%
Louisiana 98 80 78 97.50%
Maine 206 183 171 93.40%
Maryland 450 398 387 97.20%
Massachusetts 5196 4948 4649 94.00%
Michigan 754 688 674 98.00%
Minnesota 635 576 564 97.90%
Mississippi 27 23 21 91.30%
Missouri 256 229 228 99.60%
Montana 39 34 32 94.10%
Nebraska 86 75 73 97.30%
Nevada 79 71 70 98.60%
New Hampshire 423 384 362 94.30%
New Jersey 588 511 498 97.50%
New Mexico 80 67 66 98.50%
New York 1681 1472 1411 95.90%
North Carolina 650 565 553 97.90%
North Dakota 42 39 38 97.40%
Ohio 838 745 730 98.00%
Oklahoma 112 93 91 97.90%
Oregon 335 302 298 98.70%
Pennsylvania 1035 915 896 97.90%
Rhode Island 166 144 136 94.40%
South Carolina 174 151 148 98.00%
South Dakota 42 38 38 100.00%
Tennessee 287 263 259 98.50%
Texas 1139 996 975 97.90%
Utah 461 398 395 99.30%
Vermont 111 96 90 93.80%
Virginia 682 599 588 98.20%
Washington 532 461 452 98.10%
West Virginia 58 51 51 100.00%
Wisconsin 445 395 391 99.00%
Wyoming 23 22 21 95.50%
SOURCE: Boston Athletic Association

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