This years highly coveted Boston marathon bib numbers have finally been announced. For you non-runner folks out there, this would be the equivalent of let’s say….. the Oscar nominations? (Well maybe not that important.)
It’s not that big of a deal for me, but it is kind of exciting in that it signals the fact that I’ve come a long way with my walking and that I’m actually going to be part of this event….. for a 2nd time!
As with most world class marathons, bib numbers are assigned according to rank, with the lowest numbers (single digits) reserved for the super elite runners. This years Bib #’s are as follows:
*Bib# 1 goes to Deriba Merga from Ethiopia with a time of 2:06:38 (London Marathon in 2008)
*Bib# 2 goes to Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot from Kenya with a time of 2:07:14 (Boston, 2006)
*Bib# 3 goes to our very own Ryan Hall from the USA with a time 2:06:17 (London, 2008).
Last (and I mean that literally) but not least, Breathinstephen ( aka..me!) from the City by the Bay, will be wearing the highly prized Bib# 22194, representing an astonishing finish time of 7:31:35 (Boston 2009).
The party begins in just 4 weeks. If you’d like to track me on the course on race day, sign up for Athlete Alerts Here