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Up Topic Training / Marathons / anyone register for Boston?
- - By jwd1113 Date 2017-09-22 9:24 AM
any 0-5 folks waiting to hear from the BAA?

i got to register early thanks to my streaker status, but didn't get a confirmation of acceptance email for 2 weeks....

they're doing something differently this year

they have announced they won't be accepting all applicants, but most of the folks who have analyzed it say the cut-off should be lower than last year's
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-09-22 12:33 PM
Not me as I am now officially SLOW again. All I care about is that Nagesh gets in after being screwed by 4 seconds off the cutoff the past two years.
Parent - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-09-22 1:05 PM
I registered.

Just waiting to hear so I know if I'm running in the spring, or if I can try to fast track bunion surgery this fall. To be honest, I'm not sure I'll make it through training in one piece, so not getting might turn out to be a blessing in disguise. If I do run it will be slow and painful, but I am OK with that. A good friend and I want to run together.
Parent - By PTRunner [us] Date 2017-09-22 7:02 PM
I did.  I'm a 0-5 person (close to 5 though) waiting to hear if I got in...
Parent - By indie [us] Date 2017-09-22 7:33 PM
I forgot! There's been a lot going on at home, work and it just slipped my mind. I did have 0-5
Parent - - By jwd1113 Date 2017-09-27 11:35 AM
wow.. cut off is 3:23...

time to change the BQ standards again... will be shocked if they don't change them for 2020
Parent - - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-09-27 11:52 AM
Yowsa!! :shocker!::shocker!:

Roughly 5,000 qualified entrants did not make it in. :cry: About 20,000 of the 23,000 accepted runners qualified with a 5:00 or greater cushion. :shocker!: I think you are right about the standards being lowered.

I made it in by 13 seconds. :cool:
Parent - By jwd1113 Date 2017-09-27 11:56 AM
:grin:  good for you!   :cool:

for 2016 i got in only because of my streaker status... i had a 2:12 cushion that year so would have missed by 16 seconds without my early entry

can't believe they had to turn away 5k :shocker!:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-09-27 1:03 PM
Parent - - By PTRunner [us] Date 2017-09-27 2:13 PM
Glad I made it for my first ever Boston.  4:48 under. But I bet there will be a change to the standards coming soon.  You pretty much have to train for 5 min under anyway now
Parent - By jwd1113 Date 2017-09-27 2:32 PM

never would have thought the cut off would be over 3 minutes...

my better half plans to attempt a BQ this year, i've already told her she needs to plan on -5:00
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