For the first time in its illustrious 110-year history, the Boston Marathon will be instituting a wave start this year. This has led to a lot of questions in the Cool Running community. Race director Dave McGillivray addresses many of those questions.
It could be argued that during the past 110 years, more things have stayed the same with the B.A.A. Boston Marathon than have changed. Tradition is a very important asset of this venerable race. However, as time changes, so do many of the objectives, conditions, and issues surrounding an event of this magnitude.