Yeah, I know you're disappointed and surprised. At least I am watching it online at WCSN.com this morning. How can you not love a race that is based on the last day of Pheidippides, the famous Athenian herald. In 490 BC he was sent "from the battlefield by the town of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persia in the Battle of Marathon." After completing the 26 mile run he shouted "Victory!" and dropped dead. Boston is a special race, the only marathon a person must qualify for in order to run it. For some interesting facts on the Boston Marathon check out Tom's post at The Runner's Lounge.