Boston Marathon Registration

This seems somehow both insignificant in the grand scheme of things and highly fascinating.

Several weeks ago, all 21,000 participants in next year’s Boston Marathon registered for the race in just eight hours — 65 times faster than last year, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Five years ago, “it took almost seven months to fill the same number of spots.”  Interestingly, the development was not unexpected — race officials warned in advance that registration could fill up rapidly this year.

Nobody has any answer for why registration filled up in eight hours versus seven months a year prior.

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