Boston Is Third On List Of America’s Best Running Cities

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s no surprise that people love running in Boston, home to the finish line of the world’s most famous marathon.

Now Boston is getting some recognition for being so runner-friendly.

Runner’s World magazine has named Boston one of the best cities in the country for running.

Running along the Charles River (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Running along the Charles River (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The publication credits running routes along the Charles River and Emerald Necklace, but also the fact that 97 percent of city residents are within walking distance of a park. It also notes that are plenty of pubs near popular trails to grab a cold one after a run.

Four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers told the magazine that his favorite route is by the Charles, but he would also run around Jamaica Pond.

“I think since running has a 120-year-old history here, the Boston fans really get it,” he said. “And they appreciate all their runners, from first to last.”

The top spot on the list belongs to San Francisco, followed by Seattle.

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