From RunnersWorld.com, on the first day of open registration for time qualifiers, 4,000 runners signed up for the 2014 Boston Marathon, which is significantly more than entered on the first day of registration for the 2013 edition of the race. Only runners who had met their qualifying standard by 20 or more minutes could register on the first day, September 10, 2013.
Wednesday, 10-minutes-and-faster qualifiers can submit their entry application and on Friday, 5-minutes-and-faster qualifiers can submit their entry.
There are 22,000 spots are available via the time-qualifier registration period that opened on Monday. If spots are still available on Monday, September 16, registration will open for all time qualifiers.
When time qualifiers submit their entry application, the B.A.A. verifies their qualifying mark. In theory, some of the 4,000 who signed up yesterday might be denied a number for the 2014 marathon because they submitted a mark that doesn't meet the B.A.A.'s standard (e.g., run on an uncertified course, or run outside of the qualifying period for the 2014 marathon).
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