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18 DEC 2012

John Hancock Financial today announced the return of 2012 Boston Marathon champions Sharon Cherop and Wesley Korir of Kenya for the 117th running of the race on April 15.

03 NOV 2012

The World Marathon Majors® (WMM) today announced that Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Mary Keitany are the champions of the 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors Series. With the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, the 2011-2012 Series has concluded and there will be no additional points awarded.

02 NOV 2012
New York, NY - The World Marathon Majors® (WMM) today announced the addition of the Tokyo Marathon to the World Marathon Majors Series. The seventh Tokyo Marathon, which will be held on February 24, 2013, will be the first race in the 2013 - 2014 World Marathon Majors scoring period. The Tokyo Marathon is the first World Marathon Majors event to be based in Asia.
15 OCT 2012

BOSTON –  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute today announced that the 2012 recipient of the Sidney Farber Medical Research  Award is the Boston Athletic Association. Since 1989, the B.A.A. and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have collaborated to incorporate fundraising initiatives into B.A.A. programming. Since the partnership’s origin 24 years ago, and through participants in the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. Half Marathon, and the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, the Jimmy Fund has raised more than $144 million.

11 OCT 2012

The Boston Athletic Association today announced that registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon® has closed, and applications for entry are no longer being accepted.

Registration began on September 10 and were accepted on a rolling admission basis through Thursday morning, October 11. For the second year, registration for the Boston Marathon allowed the fastest runners to enter early during the process, resulting in an orderly system.

10 OCT 2012

The 2013 Boston Marathon is approaching its maximum field size and soon will be unable to accept additional, qualified entrants. If you have met the qualifying standard for your age group and gender, the B.A.A. now encourages you to submit your application for entry if you wish to run in the 2013 race.

07 OCT 2012

Sunny skies and a temperature of 51F degrees at the start were the backdrop for the 12th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The rain that was forecasted earlier in the week never fell and would not dampen the spirits of the record crowd of 5,459 starters gathered in Boston’s Franklin Park on a beautiful autumn day in New England.

05 OCT 2012

The 12th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, will be run on Sunday, October 7th and will culminate the B.A.A. Distance Medley.

The three-race series, which combines the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon, will award $100,000 each to the male and female champion. The winner will be determined by cumulative gun time across all three races. The B.A.A. Half Marathon starts and finishes at Boston’s Franklin Park. The course encompasses much of Boston and Brookline’s Emerald Necklace park system.

02 OCT 2012

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute commemorate ten years of partnership with the 12th B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 7. The B.A.A. Half Marathon has been presented annually by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund since 2003.

01 OCT 2012
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that a field of world class runners will compete in the 12th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on Sunday, October 7. The race will start and finish in Boston’s Franklin Park.
B.A.A. Moment 4

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.