Countdown to Boston: 10 fun facts
With less than a week until the 2013 Boston Marathon, it's time to floss your knowledge with some fun facts to impress your marathoning friends.
• The Boston Marathon is iconic for a reason -- it's both the oldest (dating back to 1887) and the fastest (median time of 3:44) marathon in the country.
• Approximately 500,000 spectators line the marathon's course each year -- that number represents 80 percent of Boston's population.
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