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Great Boston Marathon Moments

Robert K. Cheruiyot set the new course record in this year's Boston Marathon, adding yet another chapter to the legend of this great road race.

  • 1897: In what is seen as the seminal moment of the modern Boston Marathon, everyone just quits at mile 26.2
  • 1903: Marathon winner John Lorden sets a new course record with a time of 12 days, 21 hours, and 42 seconds
  • 1911: 73-year-old Brian Turner becomes the first runner to annoy everyone by making a big show of running the marathon at an older age
  • 1958: First year without drunk participants
  • 1988: Ibrahim Hussein becomes the first Kenyan to win the marathon; until this point, Kenyans sucked at the Boston Marathon
  • 2002: The idiot participant dressed as a colonial soldier is unfortunately not the one to die
  • 2006: Got to hand it to your annoying-as-hell coworker, she ran the thing
  • 2009: Peter Crowley, 52, continues the century-long tradition of at least one Boston resident using a racial epithet to describe that year's race winner

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