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12 MAY 2015

Today, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced that Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) High Performance coach Terrence Mahon will serve as Team USA’s Coach of Women’s Middle & Long Distance athletes at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, from August 22 to 30. Mahon will lead the American contingent as our team competes against the world’s best athletes, assisting with the team’s preparations and management.

30 APR 2015
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2015 B.A.A. 10K will begin on Wednesday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 10,000 entrants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by June 21 in order to register. The cost to register is $60 (USD).
21 APR 2015

On the 40th Anniversary of Bob Hall’s pioneering race to become the first athlete to officially complete the Boston Marathon in a wheelchair, 50 push-rim wheelchair participants completed the 119th Boston Marathon. Top finishers divided a prize purse of $84,500, provided by principal sponsor John Hancock Financial Services.

20 APR 2015

In 2013, Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa stormed to victory in the 117th Boston Marathon. Twelve months later, he returned with a weight of expectation on his shoulders, the result being a devastating DNF. In 2015, Desisa came to Boston with a point to prove - which he did in demonstrative fashion after a race that was epic from gun to tape, with more plot twists than a soap opera. Desisa stayed strong through less than ideal conditions, breaking the tape on Boylston Street in a time of 2:09:17.

20 APR 2015

By the 5K mark of the 119th Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden had shed her hat and tossed away her long-sleeved shirt. If the 31-year-old American had to be the one to assure that this year’s race was run at an honest pace, with no excuses for the biting 45-degree chill and nerve-wracking headwind that would worsen to gusts of 29 mph by the finish, so be it.

18 APR 2015

At the seventh annual B.A.A. 5K, New England native Ben True ran his way into the record books, clocking a national record time of 13:22 to win his third B.A.A. 5K title. True became the first athlete in race history to claim three titles, a testament to his fast finishing kick and determination.

18 APR 2015

The early forecasts for the 119th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015, are showing the potential for rain and cooler temperatures as the day progresses.

18 APR 2015

Seeking shelter from both a headwind and her own inexperience, Dawit Seyaum ran the first loop of the B.A.A. Invitational Mile tucked in behind Morgan Uceny. After all, the 18-year-old from Ethiopia had never run a road mile before, while Uceny was a three-time champion here.

18 APR 2015

By Any running enthusiast knows that Boston is all about tradition, and the tradition of excellence in the B.A.A.'s middle distance events - held on Marathon Saturday - is now as firmly entrenched as any of those in Monday's Marathon. Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel added his name to the list of illustrious winners of the event, winning the B.A.A. Invitational Mile title in a swift 4:04.1. Also earning wins today were Michael McDonald in the Boys’ Scholastic Mile and Lucas Aramburu in the Boys’ Middle School 1K.

18 APR 2015

Molly Huddle defended her B.A.A. 5K title on Saturday morning in grand fashion, breaking the tape and the American record in 14:50, slashing four seconds off the mark set by Deena Kastor in 2002.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.