Quiz: How much do you know about Boston Marathon history?

Take our 11-question interactive quiz to see how well you know some of the Boston Marathon's biggest moments.

There were 15,736 participants in the 2021 Boston Marathon.

As the oldest marathon in American history, the Boston Marathon is full of unforgettable moments. You may even think you know a lot about the historic race.

The Boston Marathon typically draws crowds of 500,000 spectators, so it’s safe to say Marathon Monday is a pretty big deal. 

“An April Boston Marathon has been a spring tradition for well over a century,” Boston Athletics Association spokesperson Chris Lotsbom told Boston.com in October.

The last couple of marathons made history for taking place during the height of the pandemic, first by going virtual, then by taking place in October instead of Patriots’ Day. Now, the race is back for a traditional Marathon Monday on April 18. You can follow along with coverage of the race leading up to and during the marathon on Boston.com.


Think you know all there is to know about the city’s biggest sporting event? Take our quiz to test your knowledge, and learn more about the Boston Marathon along the way.

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