Things I like about the Boston Marathon
The tradition. 114 years speaks for itself.
The competition. Course record by Robert Cheruiyot (2:05:52) breaking the other Robert Cheruiyiot's record. Unbelievable women's race as well as it takes 2:26:11 to win it.
Heartbreak Hill. The 3 hills which make up this infamous stretch which puts a hurt on any runner.
Qualifying standard/Charity Exemption. Everyone has earned their way in to this race.
Locals running well. Jim Johnson (Salem NH 2:30:00) 55 year old Reno Stirrat (Dorchester 2:42:27) Steve Wolfe, John Gorman, Scotty Graham, Tom Licciardello and Nancy Corsaro extending amazing streaks.
The crowd of fans. Cheering and supporting all runners. Getting to enjoy it with my wife, Monica.
Things I Don't Like About the Boston Marathon
Runners who dress up in costumes. I saw Minnie Mouse and Super Mario and don't get it.
Entry fee. $250 is a bit steep.
Not having the guts to run it. Maybe next year.