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  2000 BOSTON MARATHON

Marathon 2000 by the numbers

Courtesy of the BAA, 4/14/2000

17,741 official entrants
60,000 people attending the Expo
7,000 volunteers
1,000 medical personnel
1,500 security personnel
72 race officials
170 massage therapists
100 Physical therapists
95 athletic trainers
11 chiropractors
95 podiatrists
40 athlete hospitality volunteers
1 million spectators along the course
1,200 total uniform police officers
300 state police
20 motorcycle state police
10 mounted state police
500 members of the national guard

COURSE
36
course clocks
14 checkpoints
72 mile and kilometer marker signs
26 Red Cross stations
24 water stations
60 volunteers at each water station

ECONOMIC IMPACT
Boston Marathon 2000 will generate an estimated $70 million for the local economy

ENTERTAINMENT
12,500 will attend the pre-race pasta party
5,000 will attend the post-race party

EQUIPMENT
350 digital wireless phones
100 hard wire phone lines
3,000 sign boards
63,360 feet of rope
30,000 feet of fencing
50,000 feet of cable
10,000 trash bags
50,000 cable ties
300KW of electrical power
500KW of electrical power for media
20 tents
9 million BTU's temporary heat
2,000 tables
2,000 barricades
200 2-inch tape/rolls of caution tape
10 forklifts
10 scissors lifts
600 Port-o-Johns
260 ham radios
19 legal vehicles
6 lifeguard stands
200 rakes and shovels
40 delivery trucks
350 buses
40 baggage buses
20,200 participants' bags/packets
300 trash barrels
400 rolls of paper towels
82,500 safety pins
65 shuttle buses in Hopkinton
12 medical buses
140 national anthems and countries' flags
25,000 feet of ribbon
5 command posts
88 crystal awards from Long's Jewelers
700,000 sponsor brochures distributed
20,200 participants T-shirts
20,200 finishers' medals
400 packets of Handi-Wipes
1.4 million paper cups
500,000 sponsors' samples distributed
24
golf carts
50,000 drywall screws
600 sheets of plywood
1,000 pairs of work gloves

FOOD
11,300 pounds of Ronzoni pasta
2,825 quarts of tomato sauce
3,400 pounds of fresh vegetables
100 pounds of ground black pepper
35,300 Powerbars
21,200 packets of PowerGel
17,000 cups of coffee/tea
5,250 gallons of boiling water
5,225 hours of preparation and cooking time
140 waiters/waitresses including chefs

MEDIA
325 outlets receiving credentials
More than 1,400 media credentials issued
17 countries receiving credentials
30 states receiving credentials
93 newspapers receiving credentials
36 television stations receiving credentials
28 radio stations receiving credentials
13 news agencies receiving credentials

TELEVISION
137 nations worldwide will broadcast the race
180 million homes will have access to the race
30 hours of live or tape-delayed coverage

MEDICAL
500 bags of ice
380 stretchers
1,500 blankets
500 tongue depressors
200 sick bags
175 Ace bandages
1,500 gauze pads
2,000 adhesive bandages
250 rolls of moleskin
500 surgical soaps
500 tubes of petroleum jelly
1,000 adhesive bandages
500 towels
1,500 intravenous bags
500 tourniquets
150 blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes
80 thermometers
2,000 pairs of medical gloves
35,000 gallons of spring water
200 bottles of antiseptic handwash
2,000 tubes of antibiotic ointment

QUALIFYING
350 qualifying races used for Boston

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