The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest and most venerated American sporting traditions. The race, which began in 1897, is one of six World Marathon Majors, and attracts a half-million spectators every year. Basically, it is one of the most awesome events a running enthusiast can experience. Through the years, the race has attracted some amazing athletes with some incredible stories. From the blue-collar American and Canadian laborers who crossed the first finish lines a century ago, to the Kenyan runners of today who have risen out of poverty to shine on a world stage, the Marathon has been home to some inspiring athletes (and inspiring sneakers). Here are the Sneakers Worn by the 25 Most Notable Winners of the Boston Marathon.
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