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Crazy Tip On How To Qualify For Boston Marathon

Marathon runners will do anything to qualify for Boston marathon. I just read the story of Joseph Huber at NYT who consulted a hypnotist.

In one marathon Huber really was in such a state. He was so intent on qualifying for the Boston Marathon that he went to a hypnotist so he could run faster. In the Bay State Marathon of 1995, he said he shot out from the start “like a gazelle.” He forgot the primary rule of marathon running: don’t go out too fast.

“After 15 miles of running like a crazy man, I said to myself, Joe, you’re not 25, you’re 45,” he recalled. “I started to slow down.”

Huber missed qualifying for Boston by 82 seconds.

Now that was one crazy & funny idea.

Flat Marathons Courses USA : Fast Marathon Routes

If you’ve never run a marathon or you’re trying to run your fastest time ever, you may consider registering and running in one of these flat marathon courses around USA. Most of this marathon allow you to qualify for Boston marathon.

Chicago Marathon.

Chicago is a flat and fast marathon. Many of over 30,000 runners run it for its speed. The only downside is that the weather can be unpredictable some years, too hot of too cold defeating the flat course advantage.

Philadelphia Marathon

This Pennsylvania marathon has a flat course, the fact that the marathon is ran in late November when the weather is cool gives it an ideal marathon environment for a fast race.

Carlifornia International Marathon

Held in Sacramento California, the marathon is touted as “The Fastest Course in the West.”

Cleveland Marathon

Held in cleveland Ohio in Mid May.

Flat marathons around New York

Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon

This Albany New York marathon, Running Times magazine calls it one of the fastest marathon routes in the country.

Wineglass Marathon

The marathon is held in Corning New York. The Wineglass Marathon yields one of the highest percentages of runners qualifying for the Boston Marathon.