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2011 BAA Boston Marathon sold out in less than a day

Last year, registration for the Boston Marathon filled in just over two months.This year, it took just a day. Registration opened this morning and closed this afternoon, Boston Athletic Association officials have confirmed. BAA officials shut down registration at 5:03 p.m. today.

The 115th Boston Marathon will be held on April 18. Last year, there were 26,790 entries, 23,177 starters and 22,721 finishers. Officials said they expect the same amount of entries in the 2011 race. Earlier in the day, BAA officials sensed there would be a rapid sellout of available spots in the race because of a high volume of traffic to the BAA's web site where registration was conducted.

A minor technical issue that prevented some applications from processing was resolved, and by noon more than 12,000 had signed up for the event.