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21 JUN 2011

Chelanga burst onto the scene at Liberty University, where he won four National Championships, including back-to-back NCAA Cross Country titles as a junior and senior.  Chelanga not only left his mark on the collegiate scene, but also the world scene in 2010.  His personal best of 27:08.39 on the track ranked as the fourth fastest time in the world last year.

07 JUN 2011

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time Boston Marathon Champion Joan Benoit Samuelson, and four-time Boston Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers will compete in the inaugural B.A.A. 10K on June 26.

Samuelson recently ran the 2011 Boston Marathon in a time of 2:51:29, winning the 50-54 age group division. Rodgers served as the grand marshal of the Patriots’ Day race, and ran the race in 2009.

31 MAY 2011
National Running Day is a country-wide effort encouraging healthy and fit lifestyles through the benefits of the sport. No matter your abilities, National Running Day is a chance for everyone to lace up their sneakers and get moving. In the Boston area, the B.A.A. and USATF-NE are two of the most visible and recognizable promoters of running. Around the country, numerous other running organizations and initiatives are taking place throughout the day.

To celebrate the day, the B.A.A. and USATF-NE invite all runners, as well as those interested in giving running a try, to participate in the USATF-NE Mini Meet free of charge. The meet offers novices and newcomers a chance to try various running events. Sign-up and registration occurs on-site at the event. There is no pre-registration.

19 MAY 2011

Though from different countries, the similarities between Mosop, 25, and Gebremariam, 26, are extensive. Both come from cross country backgrounds and have only recently made the transition to road racing. Both men grew up on farms in their native countries, and are married to successful distance runners. (Mosop to Florence Kiplagat, who dropped from the 2011 Boston Marathon after 30K, and Gebremariam to Werknesh Kidane, who finished seventh at the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:26:15.)

16 MAY 2011

World Marathon Majors is saddened by the news of the death of Sammy Wanjiru on May 15th.

03 MAY 2011
The B.A.A. invites runners to compete in its newest event – the B.A.A. 10K – which complements its B.A.A. 5K  (established in 2009 and held in the Spring) and its B.A.A. Half Marathon (established in 2001 and held in the Fall). Participants in the first-year road race will receive event t-shirts from adidas, finisher medals, and a pleasurable race day atmosphere at the Boston Common. The roads along the course will close at 7:45 a.m., and begin to reopen on a rolling basis as the last runners pass through. The closures will last no more than two hours.
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