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Every year on the third Monday in April, Bostonians celebrate Marathon Monday—a day when some of the world’s most elite runners flood the city for a 26.2 mile run through the center of Bean Town, essentially shutting down the city to business as usual. With all that free time on their hands, locals and tourists alike flood the streets to partake in the revelry. It’s a celebration of athleticism, perseverance, and—in recent years—of the power of the human spirit to overcome tragedy. Even if you are far from Boston, Marathon Monday is a reminder that all of us are capable of so much more than we realize.

To spread the inspiration, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite HD stock footage clips from the Boston Marathon.

Purchase this Slow Motion Shot of Runners Competing in the Boston Marathon

Purchase this HD Footage of Runners Competing in the Boston Marathon

Purchase this Footage of Runners Competing in the Boston Marathon—and don’t miss that sweet cartwheel at 0:15!

And as a bonus round, check out this completely fit-spirational video made completely from HD stock footage.


Ready to run? Whatever your aspirations—whether at the gym, at home, or in the boardroom—we hope that Marathon Monday reminds you to chase your dreams, one stride at a time. As Norman Vincent Peale famously said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”


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