The Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday that runners needed to be 3 minutes 23 seconds faster than the qualifying standard for their age group and gender to get into the 2018 Boston Marathon.
The BAA implemented the same registration process for qualified runners as it used from 2012 through 2017, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 122nd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16. The field size has been set at 30,000. Registration for runners who met the standards began on Sept. 11 using a “rolling admission” schedule and continued through Sept. 16.
Here are some numbers on qualified applicants:
■ 28,260 applications were received during the registration period for qualifiers.
■ 23,198 qualified applicants have been accepted to date or are in the process of being accepted, pending verification of their qualifying performance.
■ 5,062 applicants were unable to be accepted due to the large number of eligible qualifiers who submitted an application for entry combined with field size limitations.
Here’s the breakdown of accpeted qualifiers:
■ 4,691 qualifiers met their qualifying time by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.
■ 7,673 qualifiers met their qualifying time by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.
■ 7,505 qualifiers met their qualifying time by 05 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.
■ 2,905 qualifiers met their qualifying time by 3 minutes, 23 seconds or faster.
■ 424 qualifiers were accepted based on finishing 10 or more consecutive Boston Marathons.
■ 256 qualified athletes with disabilities are expected to be accepted beginning Oct. 16.
For reference, qualifiers needed to be two minutes, nine seconds or faster for their age group and gender for 2017; two minutes, 28 seconds or faster for 2016; one minute, two seconds or faster for 2015; and one minute, 38 seconds or faster for 2014.
Notices to those who submitted an application for entry but who were not accepted were also issued Wednesday.
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