History in a 5×5

Ashley A | Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Today, what is certainly the oldest and most revered marathon in the country, perhaps the world, began as an ambitious vision by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) founders, after witnessing the first-of-its-kind race at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Resources:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-boston-marathon-held

http://www.boston.com/marathon/history/1897.shtml