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18 APR 2011
Though the spotlight shone most brightly on Geoffrey Mutai and those who chased him across the line, the three-man sprint to the finish in the men’s wheelchair race could never be overlooked.
Leading from wire to wire, four-time defending wheelchair champion Wakako Tsuchida of Japan made it five in a row when she crushed the field, setting a world record with her winning time of 1:30:21.

18 APR 2011

It was the fourth consecutive year that the women's race of the Boston Marathon was a thriller decided by three seconds or less. But for the first time in memory, it was an American who came just two ticks of the clock from victory, and don't think the huge crowds lining the course didn't notice.

18 APR 2011

There had been much talk, in the days in advance of the race, of the tailwind that was being anticipated. The elite runners would fly. Be that as it may, there have been tailwinds in Boston before, but there has never been a day like today.

17 APR 2011
The 24-year-old Kenyan who last year won seven of the top road races in the country crossed the finish line of Sunday morning’s third-annual BAA 5K in 15 minutes and 52 seconds, breaking the course record by more than a minute. In a race she led from gun to tape, her only moments of fear came before she even arrived at the Copley Square starting line.

17 APR 2011

“Nobody wanted to lead because of the conditions,” commented 25 year old Ben True after taking a whisper thin victory in the 2011 BAA 5K. “But I was pretty confident in my kick.” The evidence at the finish line would bear him out, although with little more than 400m remaining any of a handful of swift 5K guys could have claimed the victory...

15 APR 2011

There’s no such thing as a sure thing. We all know that; but, here’s one for you: this year’s men’s race at Boston will be a thriller. OK, that’s an easy prediction to make. They’ve all been thrillers in recent years; but, there are elements to this one that ensure that viewers’ attention will be held - grippingly - from Hopkinton all the way to the line in downtown Boston.

15 APR 2011

Lineth Chepkurui, the 23-year-old Kenyan road sensation, arrives here as the favorite after dominating the U.S. road-racing circuit last summer, with seven victories in nine races. And they weren’t merely wins, either: her triumphs included two 12K world bests and a time of 30:45 in the Crescent City Classic that held up as the fastest 10K in the world last year.

15 APR 2011
If Anna Pierce looks familiar but you can’t quite place the name, rest easy: your memory is fine. When she last ran the BAA Invitational Mile, in 2009 – becoming the first-ever champion of the race, in its inaugural year – she was Anna Willard.
13 APR 2011

“The spending impact of the 115th Boston Marathon is the equivalent to our region hosting the NCAA Final Four. It is a huge economic benefit for our visitor industry and it kick starts our Spring tourism season,” said Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau President and CEO, Patrick Moscaritolo.

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