The Boston Marathon is not for the nonchalant. It is for the persistent endurance athlete who won’t take no for an answer.
- She will run as many marathons as she needs to in order to meet her goal.
- If her qualifying time does not post, she will pester the heck out of the race officials at her qualifying marathon until it does.
- And when the Boston Athletic Association’s registration site fails repeatedly in accepting her application, she will not only persist in repeatedly trying but will rally the help of another to also try to get through to the next page in the process.
Yes, she will not give up.
…until her registration entry has been received.
It took 1 hour and 15 minutes of trying before it finally worked. My confirmation email states that it could take about 4-5 weeks for my acceptance to be verified, depending on how quickly they receive the official results from my qualifying marathon.
The way this has been playing out, I think I will ask for your prayers, good karma, etc. now. Who knew that qualifying was just the beginning?