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The 20 Fastest Marathon Courses in the U.S.

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Want to qualify for Boston? These courses known for speed just might get you there.

Rated 1 point - posted 8 years ago by Kym V. in category Sports.
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Ojai to Ocean Marathon Report Abuse
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Carmel Marathon Report Abuse
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California International Marathon Report Abuse
Widely considered the "fastest course in the west" and one of the prettiest, too.
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Steamtown Marathon Report Abuse
With a 955 foot net elevation drop, this marathon is called the fastest by Runner's World.
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Philadelphia Marathon Report Abuse
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Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon Report Abuse
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Bank of America, Chicago Marathon Report Abuse
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Rite Aid, Cleveland Marathon Report Abuse
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Jacksonville Bank Marathon Report Abuse
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Grandma's Marathon Report Abuse
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Sugarloaf Marathon Report Abuse
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Houston Marathon Report Abuse
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Glass City Marathon Report Abuse
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Bay State Marathon Report Abuse
1/3 of the runners in this marathon qualify for Boston.
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Pocono Mountain Run for the Red Marathon Report Abuse
Don't let the word "mountain" fool you. This marathon is almost entirely downhill.
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Tucson Marathon Report Abuse
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Cox Sports Providence Marathon Report Abuse
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Eugene Marathon Report Abuse
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Wineglass Marathon Report Abuse
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Lake Wobegon Marathon Report Abuse
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Buffalo Marathon Report Abuse
This marathon produces the most Boston qualifying times. Need we say more?
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