Picture 8The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon and part of the World Marathon Majors. A maximum field size of 25,000 participants begin in the rural town of Hopkinton and run the legendary course through eight cities and towns before finishing in Boston’s Back Bay area. The 2010 edition will mark John Hancock Financial’s 25th year as principal sponsor.

Truly a competition amongst the elite of marathon runners, to qualify for entrance all men under 35 years of age must prove they have finished a race in under 3 hours and 10 minutes. Wow!