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15 APR 2012

Morgan Uceny, ranked #1 in the world, on Sunday became the first two-time winner of the women’s B.A.A. Invitational Mile, leaving behind her three rivals on the final lap for victory in 4:43.8.

15 APR 2012

A 60 degree morning with light winds meant that the scene was set for some fast running at the fourth annual B.A.A. 5K, held the day before the 116th annual Boston Marathon. With the celebrated Marathon finish line as the backdrop - and serving also as the finish line for this race - there was anticipation aplenty that this year’s men’s race would be as thrilling as it had been 12 months previously.

15 APR 2012

Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia, whose eight medals in the World Cross Country Championships are the most of any woman in history, took the lead early and held it in a fast women’s B.A.A. 5K on Sunday morning, winning the fourth-annual event in a blistering 15:12. Her time demolished the course record of 15:51 set by Kenya’s Lineth Chepkurui just last year.

14 APR 2012

We are looking closely at the current weather situation which is projected  to be quite warm. The B.A.A. is closely monitoring this situation for for race day decisions. If the temperatures reach certain levels, running will put even the most fit athletes at risk for heat injury.

13 APR 2012

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), in anticipation of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012, today announced several notes and facts surrounding this year’s race.

12 APR 2012

BOSTON - Since 2002, the B.A.A. and the City of Boston have presented the Patriots’ Award at the official opening ceremony kicking off Boston Marathon weekend: “Cheers to the Boston Marathon.”  On Thursday evening at The Hampshire House, recently retired Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield will receive the 2012 honor.

11 APR 2012
John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 30 international marathon runners to the media on Friday, April 13th at 10 AM at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. All credentialed media will have the opportunity to interview elite athletes during the event. The 116th running of the race is set for Monday, April 16, 2012.
11 APR 2012

The 116th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2012 will bring $137.5 million  in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO, Patrick Moscaritolo.

11 APR 2012

The Boston Athletic Association, host of the world’s oldest annual marathon with stringent qualification requirements, announces its partnership with Pro-Form® the number one brand of treadmills and other fitness equipment, to introduce Pro-Form® the official Boston Marathon treadmill.

10 APR 2012

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that several former champions of the Boston Marathon will be returning to Boston and participating in the events surrounding the 116th running of the world’s oldest annual marathon on April 16, 2012.

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.