1970 Boston Marathon

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The 1970 Boston Marathon took place on Monday, April 20, 1970. It marked the 74th time the event was organized. The race was won by Englishman Ron Hill. [1] [ dead link ]


Women were not officially allowed to enter until 1972, but their first-place results from 1966 through 1971 were later ratified by the Boston Athletic Association.



1 Ron Hill Flag of England.svg  England 2:10:31
2 Eamon O'Reilly Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:11:13
3 Patrick McMahon Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 2:14:54
4 Pentti Rummakko Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2:15:00
5 Kalle Hakkarainen Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2:19:43
6 Ken Moore Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:19:48
7 Robert Moore Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:20:08
8 Andy Boychuk Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:21:07
9 Bill Clark Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:22:17
10 Wayne Yetman Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:22:33


1 Sara Mae Berman Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3:05:08
2 Nina Kuscsik Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3:12:16
3 Sandra Zerrangi Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3:30
4 Diane Fournier Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3:32:17
5 Kathrine Switzer Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3:35

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