Boston Marathon blog - Boston Marathon sells out in a day - Boston.com
Also, on the Boston Marathon website's FAQ this Q&A is posted:
The B.A.A. annually addresses the qualifying procedure by which runners gain entry into the Boston Marathon. With such popularity for the event, qualifying standards for future Boston Marathons are under review.
Who knows what the qualifying times will be in the future. Maybe they will keep it at 3:40 for women my age, or maybe they will set a faster pace. All I know is people are loving themselves some marathons and fast times.