Oh the Boston Marathon Qualifying Standards Quams… BAA.. It boils my blood!
The more and more I read blogs of people qualifying for The Boston Marathon, the more and more It makes my blood boil. The gender gap for qualifying times is WAYYY to wide… For a male, in my age category, to qualify they must run a 3:10 marathon… Actually for the next 4 years they also must run a 3:10 marathon… That is a 7:15 mile pace for 26.2 miles… But seriously, come on, for a female to qualify in the same age bracket (this year) they have to run a 3:40… Does something not seem a little skewed????
Many, and I mean MANY females can run a 3:30 or faster marathon… Kudo’s to them! But truthfully… How many males can run a 3:10 marathon?
I don’t know why, even with all the changes the BAA has made, they cannot realize GREATER tightening is needed between male and female qualifying times… Males in the 35 -39 age group need to run a 3:10… Than females in that same age category should have to run a 3:25. That is more comparable…
About bearrunnerI am a resident and employed in Halifax N.s... I love to run marathons and half marathons... Employed in the health care industry, enjoy photography, music, warm weather...
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