great day and start to my week…got the following email this morning confirming my acceptance into the 2013 Boston Marathon. it’s been a 4 year journey up until this point…6 marathons, countless number of tune up races, long runs, carbs etc. all leading up until this point.  still feels like only a couple months ago that i was dreaming (very enviously) of boston qualifying and running the boston marathon.  quite a humbling and surreal feeling at the moment.  over the past 4 years i’ve turned into a serious runner and things in my life have really fallen into place (largely because of it).  i’m so happy to be given this special opportunity. and hope i can stay injury-free to race the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the country.  is it terrible of me to already be thinking of going sub-2:50 in 2013 boston??


117th Boston Marathon

Dear Yoichiro D Basso,

This is to notify you that your entry into the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013 has been accepted, provided that the information you submitted is accurate.

A Confirmation of Acceptance card will soon be mailed to you via US Postal Service mail.

In early April 2013, an official Number Pick-up Card and Welcome Booklet regarding the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and related race week activities will be mailed to you via US Postal Service first class mail. If you do not receive your Number Pick-up Card (required to claim number) and brochure by April 9, please contact our Registration Office at Registration related inquiries may also be directed to 508-435-6905.

Note that bib numbers will not be distributed on Race Day. Your travel arrangements should take into account picking up your number at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, on Friday, April 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 13 or Sunday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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We look forward to seeing you in April! Best of luck in your training!


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