Thursday, June 9, 2016
Boston Marathon Raises the Bar for Runners in 2016
With more than 17 years of experience in the legal field, J Christopher Llinas owns and operates his criminal & traffic defense, family law, and construction litigation practice in Ocean Pines, Maryland. Outside of his professional responsibilities, J Christopher Llinas enjoys participating in long-distance running events and will compete in the 2016 Boston Marathon.
Qualifying for the Boston Marathon ranks as one of the top achievements to which athletes aspire. Depending on age and gender, runners gain their entrance by besting the average race time for their specific entry group. The Boston Athletic Association recently raised the bar for candidates by announcing that runners must record a time that is two and a half minutes faster than their category to run the 2016 Boston Marathon, versus the previous mark of 62 seconds set in 2015.
On April 18, 2016, the Boston Marathon will celebrate 120 years of racing with thousands of participants hailing from around the world. Given the raised qualifying standards, this year’s race is slated for one of the most competitive in its rich history.