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06 AUG 2012

In a thrilling battle Kenya versus Ethiopia, it wasn’t until a mile to go, when Ethiopians Tiki Gelana took the lead and finished the women’s Olympic Marathon race in a new Olympic Record of 2:23:07 hrs. With this win she also scored her first WMM points. Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya came in second, clocking 2:23:12 hrs. With this silver medal Jeptoo is now in 4th place with 40 points in the WMM leaderboard.

03 AUG 2012

The B.A.A. mourns the loss of Peter Morrissey, who passed away August 3

02 AUG 2012

August 5th welcomes the Women’s Marathon to the 2012 London Olympic Games, and one week later on August 12th the Men’s Olympic Marathon will take place. Key points are at stake for the 2011-2012 Men’s and Women’s World Marathon Majors Series, and at the Series conclusion in November, the top marathoners in the WMM Series will each earn $500,000 based on their points’ total.

18 JUL 2012

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2012 B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, has closed after its 7,000 entrant field size limit was reached in one hour. The twelfth edition of New England’s premier half marathon is set for Sunday, October 7, 2012, and will be the final race in the inaugural B.A.A. Distance Medley.

17 JUL 2012

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) will open registration for the 2012 B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. ET on the event’s website, BAA.org. The twelfth edition of New England’s premier half marathon is set for Sunday, October 7, 2012, and will be the final race in the inaugural B.A.A. Distance Medley. The B.A.A. Half Marathon begins in Boston’s scenic Franklin Park at 8:30 a.m. on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend.

25 JUN 2012

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that Guy L. Morse, III will retire from the organization at the end of this year after 28 years of service. He has served as the B.A.A.’s Race Director for the Boston Marathon (1985-2000), Executive Director (2000 - 2010) and Senior Director of External Affairs (2010 – present).

24 JUN 2012

A beautiful summer morning greeted 4,576 runners gathering on Boston Common for the 2nd annual B.A.A. 10K on June 24. As the runners toed the line at 8:00 a.m. under bright and sunny skies, the conditions were set for fast running, with a temperature of 74.4 degrees, 42% humidity, and very low winds.

The elite women stuck together in the early stages of the race, making their way through Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and heading down scenic Commonwealth Avenue. The women ran in a tightly bunched pack that included Ethiopia’s Aheza Kiros and Kim Smith, of New Zealand.

24 JUN 2012

Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his crown here at the 2012 B.A.A. 10K, running away from a stellar field here on the streets of Boston. Crossing the finish in 27:29, the fastest 10K run thus far in 2012.

"I am happy again. I don't know if you know all my happiness when I am in Boston. It is not like other races," said the champion.

22 JUN 2012

2011 B.A.A. 10K champions Geoffrey Mutai and Caroline Kilel have returned to Boston with their eyes on Sunday's second annual B.A.A. 10K, ready to take to the roads of Boston's Back Bay in hopes of defending their titles from a year ago. Mutai, the 2011 Boston Marathon men's champion, and Kilel, the 2011 women's champion, are eager and ready for Sunday's race, seeking to add another chapter to their already excellent tradition of racing in Boston.

22 JUN 2012

Hal Goforth, Jr.'s  story isn't something you hear everyday. The 67-year-old who splits his time between California and Florida isn't your average runner. He is an extraordinary one. Having run 36 Boston Marathons, eleven B.A.A. Half Marathons, and this year's B.A.A. 5K, Goforth will be competing in his first B.A.A. 10K on Sunday. Entered in the inaugural B.A.A. Distance Medley, Goforth's story on how he first discovered running -- and the Boston Athletic Association -- is special.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.