Boston Marathon by the numbers

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  • Boston Marathon has been run since 1897
  • In all, 26,839 runners and wheelchair racers registered
  • There are participants from 56 U.S. states and territories
The Boston Marathon, which had been run since 1897, was rocked Monday by two explosions at the finish line.
Here are a few facts, by the numbers, about the 2013 race, according to the Boston Athletic Association:
-- In all, 26,839 runners and wheelchair racers registered. Of them, 15,233 are men, and 11,606 are women.
-- There are participants from 56 U.S. states and territories.
-- Seventy-four countries of residence and 96 countries of citizenship are represented.