This Day in History

On this day, the first Boston Marathon was held, becoming the world’s oldest annual marathon and a revered tradition in the world of long-distance running. Inspired by the success of the marathon at the first modern Olympics in 1896, the Boston Marathon started with 15 runners; now, it attracts thousands from around the globe. This event not only highlights the human spirit’s endurance and perseverance but also celebrates the unity and camaraderie that sports can foster among diverse communities.