Even though it personally adversely affects me for 2012, I am ok with the rolling registration. It does reward the faster qualifiers which I think is good. But I agree with Zeke, why September? Virtually all fall marathons will now be qualifiers for Boston 18 months out.
On a personal note, I qualified in the spring of 2009 for Boston 2010 but got injured so did not register. Now I just qualified again but may not get the chance to run it because of this change. Maybe I'm not destined for it! I do have a spring marathon in May, so perhaps I can lower by BQ time and be able to be in one of the first "registration waves!"
However, none of the Boston craziness takes away from the fact that marathon running is a strong passion of mine and I am going on number 15! There are lots of great marathons out there.
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