More than 30,000 athletes participate in the Boston Marathon
|The Marathon has representation from all 50 States that make up the American nation. Also present at the event athletes have also 99 countries. | Photo: Reuters|
The annual Marathon of Boston, one of the most prominent sporting events worldwide, begins this Monday, where participating Brokers of the 50 United States, as well as athletes from 99 countries.
In its Edition number 121, over 30,000 runners from around the world are gathered in the city of Massachusetts, for a tour that will pass through eight towns and cities.
Already by #21K men #bostonmarathon2017 #MaratonBoston #BostonMarathon 01:04:35 in 8 corridors closed platoon pic.twitter.com/6VQtnppfSe – SoyMaratonista.com (@soymaratonista) April 17, 2017 outstanding athletes who will participate include the champion of the previous year, the Ethiopian Lemi Bernahnu Hayle along with fellow Yeman Tsegay, Dino Sefir, Sisay Lemma and the Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai, Wesley Korir and Wilson Chebet , among others.
Meanwhile, by United States participate Meb Keflezighi, Galen Rupp or Jared Ward.
On the other hand, will attend the appointment so the runner Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to participate in the marathon 50 years ago, as the runner Ben Beach, who seeks to be the first to participate in 50 consecutive marathons (ran for the first time in 1968, a year after Switzer).
on April 17, 1967, Katherine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Organizers are trying to stop it. pic.twitter.com/Hizy7kZevH – the reader (@LiteraturayMas_) April 17, 2017 also, because the attack happened four years ago in the event, in which were detonated two explosive devices that left three people dead, security doesn’t skimp on efforts, which will count with unmanned aircraft and helicopters, which will see the entire route this year.
Also, the police will use sand trucks and vehicles barriers, to prevent potential attacks such as the recent ones of Nice and Stockholm.
> 10 attacks terrorists that have shaken the sports world this marathon, which runs the third Monday of April since 1897, form part of an event, known as the “Great of the World Marathon”, which gathers the most important marathons in the world: New York, Chicago, Berlin, London, Tokyo and Boston.