The 2007 Boston Marathon By the Numbers

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April 13, 2008

23,903 Runners registered for the 2007 Boston Marathon

20,638 Number of those who made it to the starting line

20,350 Number of starters who made it to the finish line

3,945 Number of entrants from other countries

181 Number of countries represented

415 members of the National Guard

7,000 Number of volunteers

1,200 medical personnel

1,200 uniformed police officers

250 Number of ham radio operators

169 two-way radios

63,360 feet of rope

30,000 feet of fencing

50,000 feet of cable

1.4 M Number of paper cups

$7.1M Annual Boston Athletic Association budget

$6.4M Amount of that earned from the Marathon

$100M Estimated amount Marathon runners spend in Boston

600 port-a-potties

100,000 safety pins

400 packets of Handi Wipes

395 Number of yellow school buses chartered for the runners

47 Number of runners per bus

10,000 trash bags

3 Number of major marathons canceled in the last year because of extreme weather

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