2015 will mark the 30th year of John Hancock's landmark sponsorship of the legendary Boston Marathon. John Hancock’s continued support of the Boston Athletic Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures the stability of the world's oldest annual marathon.
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In 2015, adidas continues its commitment to the Boston Athletic Association by playing a key role not only in the Boston Marathon, but in all Boston Athletic Association year-round programs and races.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund is the proud presenting sponsor of the annual B.A.A. Half Marathon.
1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair
In 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.