When I checked the Boston Athletic Association website yesterday, its headline reads:
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 BOSTON MARATHON HAS NOW CLOSED FOR AFTER THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ATHLETES WHO QUALIFIED AND SUBMITTED FOR ENTRY HAS BEEN REACHED
What a shocker. Apparently, a higher than normal number of qualified entries have been submitted this year (my application included). The flash registration time has raised the bar and making the race entry even more limited.
While I await for BAA decision on my application, I can confidently say that I have no regret in terms of my training, preparation, and execution. Of course, I love to go back to Boston. But if in the unfortunate event that I don’t make the cut, I would simply try harder the next time.
Meanwhile, I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed.