If you're going to run Boston ...

One coach's list of eight things to consider when facing the challenging course

Updated: April 11, 2013, 8:27 AM ET
By Alan Culpepper | Competitor.com

The Boston Marathon is everything it's cracked up to be. The amazing history coupled with the prestige of having to earn lofty qualifying standards means you have an extraordinary event with a high level of intrigue and allure.

I was fortunate to run Boston twice, racing the famed 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square in 2005 and 2006, and I also assisted on the production of the race on several other occasions. Each of those experiences taught me valuable insights about ...

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