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The Boston Marathon: Since 1897, it's been quite a run

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With the Boston Marathon being run today, WalletHub recently released its 2018 Boston Marathon Facts and factoid report, which includes an infographic filled with factoids and a Q&A with leading sports business experts.

Some of the highlights include:

  • $201 Million - Estimated economic impact of the 2018 Boston Marathon.
  • $297 Million - Has been raised for Boston Marathon charities since 1986.
  • 1.06 Gallons - Of fuel is saved by running a marathon instead of covering the distance in a car.
  • 2,600 Calories - Burned in the average marathon, a bit more than in a 14-inch cheese pizza.
  • 5,062 - Qualified Boston Marathon applicants were rejected due to the field being capped at 30,000.
  • 50+ - Crashers manage to run the entire Boston Marathon each year.


For WalletHub's complete Boston Marathon Facts: Records, Money & More report, visit:
https://wallethub.com/blog/boston-marathon-facts/20499/

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