Boston Marathon runners sure are a determined group. Statistics from Monday’s 121st running prove it – 27,221 started the race Monday, and 26,411 finished it, a success rate of 97 percent.
Other numbers shed even more light on the field, which originally had 30,074 entrants. Which states had a 100 percent completion rate? Which New England state had the fastest runner? What was the average finish time for the top 100 women?
Let’s find out:
■ 97.3 percent of men entered started and finished the race
■ 96.7 percent of women entered started and finished the race.
■ The average finish time for the top 100 men was 2:27:41.
■ The average finish time for the top 100 women was 2:50:02.
■ The 45- to 49-year-old bracket had the highest finish rate at 97.8 percent.
■ The 65- to 69-year-old bracket had the lowest finish rate among age groups with at least 500 entrants at 94.2 percent.
■ The men’s age bracket with the highest finish rate was the 45 to 49 year olds at 98.1 percent.
■ The women’s bracket with the highest finish rate was tied at 97.5 percent between the 40 to 44 year olds and the 45 to 49 year olds.
■ The sole woman in the 80 years and older age group started and finished the race.
■ All 53 wheelchair competitors who started the race finished.
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■ All 28 handcycles competitors who started the race finished.
■ All 11 visually impaired women who started the race finished.
■ Of the 21,708 US residents who started the race, 21,005 finished, a 96.8 percent finish rate.
■ Eight states saw a 100 percent finish rate: Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
■ Connecticut had the highest finish rate among New England states with 96.4 percent, followed by Massachusetts and Maine (93.9), Vermont (93.0), Rhode Island (91.3), and New Hampshire (90.1).
■ Vermont averaged the fastest time among New England states with 3:51:48, followed by Connecticut (3:56:09), Maine (3:56:56), New Hampshire (4:08:08), Rhode Island (4:08:58), and Massachusetts (4:27:42).
■ A Massachusetts runner clocked the fastest time among New England states with 2:15:34, 11th overall. Finish times for the fastest runner for each New England state:
New Hampshire, 2:29:42, 55th overall.
Connecticut, 2:31:04, 64th overall.
Rhode Island, 2:42:43, 248th overall.
Maine, 2:43:57, 293rd overall.
Vermont, 2:44:07, 293rd overall.Follow Rachel G. Bowers on Twitter @RachelGBowers.