The Boston Marathon is beating all blues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. After facing a series of delays, the runners are more eager than ever before to prove their metal in the October race.
Organizers from the Boston Athletic Association declared recently that to earn eligibility for the event, one has to be 7:47 faster than the qualifying time for their age and gender. It is the toughest cutoff in the history of racing. Consequently, more than nine thousand runners were not allowed to be eligible for the competition. Also, the field size has been lessened from 30,000 participants to 20,000 for complying with the COVID-19 safety standards.