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26 JUN 2014

2630 runners are two-thirds finished the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley. The B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 12 will conclude the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, the three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K, the B.A.A. 10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

22 JUN 2014

Records tumbled at the fourth annual B.A.A. 10K, as both Stephen Sambu (KEN) and Mamitu Daska (ETH) successfully defended their event titles from 2013. Sambu, 25, raced his way to a world leading time of 27:25 and set an American All-Comers Road Record (pending) for 8 kilometers en route, while Daska broke Kim Smith's (NZL) event record by finishing in 31:04, also the fastest time in the world this year.

18 JUN 2014

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) will add a random selection component to the registration process for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon® when entries are accepted next month.

17 JUN 2014

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

16 JUN 2014

The 2014 B.A.A. 10K on Sunday, June 22, will bring together some of the fastest and most experienced runners in the world, led by Olympic and World Championship medalists, as well as two of the most decorated marathoners in history. Run on a blistering fast course through Boston's Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods, the B.A.A. 10K will showcase several of the world's top athletes as they return to familiar territory.

02 JUN 2014

National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. This year’s National Running Day will be held on Wednesday, June 4. On this day, longtime runners will reaffirm their love of running and beginners can kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.

05 MAY 2014

When Meb Keflezighi won the 118thBoston Marathon on April 21, he was able to cross off one of the two remaining items on his running bucket list.

Meb has long wanted a Boston win to complement his Olympic silver medal in 2004 and his New York City Marathon victory in 2009. The race captivated him because of its history and atmosphere. He loves the enthusiasm and knowledge of the crowds. The native of Eritrea, who came to  the U.S. when he was 12 in 1987, also has a strong connection to the Eritrean community in Boston.

Now that he ran a PR of 2:08:37, a PR two weeks before turning 39, and outfoxed a field that included 14 runners with PRs better than his previous best, he has just one more item on his bucket list – breaking 4 minutes for the mile.

04 MAY 2014
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K has closed after its 8,000 entrant field size limit was reached. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common, and will be the B.A.A.’s first event following its successful 118th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21, 2014. Registration opened on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and closed at approximately 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 4.
30 APR 2014
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K will begin on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common, and will be the B.A.A.’s first event following its successful 118th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 8,000 entrants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by June 22 in order to register. The cost to register is $60 (USD).
28 APR 2014

Members of the Boston Athletic Association's Running Club took top honors at the James Joyce Ramble & USATF Masters Championships this past weekend in Dedham, MA.

B.A.A. Moment 4

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).