Massachusetts - Boston Marathon

by Kimp 15. April 2013 04:47
The first Marathon was run at the first Modern Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 1886. The head coach of the USA marathon team for that race, was from Boston, and was a member of the Boston Athletic Association. When he got back from the Olympics, the Boston Athletic Association decided to create the Boston Marathon and the first race was run in 1887 with 11 participants. It was the first non-Olympic Marathon in the world and has been held annually since.