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Boston: Marathon Monday

To get the most up-to-date news on the 2013 Boston Marathon, make sure you follow @WomensRunning and @RunCompetitor on Twitter now!

As three members of the Women’s Running team head out onto the course for Marathon Monday, we can’t help but share a few more fun facts for the iconic race:

-Women made up 43% of the entrants for the 2012 race.

-50% of the women running the 2012 race were 39 years old or younger.

-Sister Maddona Buder was the oldest woman to run the 2012 race, at age 81. She will tackle the course again this year, at the young age of 82.

-Runners from all 50 states hit the streets in 2012, along with racers from 67 countries.

-Massachusetts supplied the largest number of runners in 2012, followed by California and New York.

-Adidas celebrates its 25-year partnership with the B.A.A. in 2013 by supplying the licensed apparel available for souvenir purchase. Each year the brand changes the color of the jackets runners buy as a badge of honor. This year, runners are rocking the B.A.A. signature colors of blue and yellow.

Don’t forget to cheer for the Women’s Running team:

-@JessieSebor (bib #15461)

-@KaraDeschenes (bib #23752)

-@AllisonPatillo (bib #25294)

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BOSTON? CHECK OUT OUR FUN FACTS HERE!