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03 APR 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that an elite field of world class athletes will compete in the Fifth Annual B.A.A. 5K, the first race of the 2013 B.A.A. Distance Medley, on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Kim Smith (NZL) and Allan Kiprono (KEN) will defend their titles in the B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which awards $100,000 to the male and female with the fastest cumulative time from all three races. Defending B.A.A. 5K women’s champion and course record holder Werknesh Kidane (ETH) will once again compete in this year’s B.A.A. 5K, which awards a combined prize purse of $25,000.

29 MAR 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that The B.A.A. at 125: The Official History Of The Boston Athletic Association will be available on Monday, April 1 on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and at select bookstores everywhere. The book is written by John Hanc and published by Sports Publishing, a division of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

22 MAR 2013

With less than one month until the 117th Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that several former champions of the Boston Marathon will return to Boston to participate in events surrounding this year’s running of the historic race. The 117th running of the world’s oldest annual marathon will take place on Monday, April 15, 2013.

12 MAR 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced its renewed financial commitment to the eight host cities and towns of the historic Boston Marathon® course. The B.A.A. has pledged its financial support over a three-year term from 2013 through 2015, with contributions increasing annually.

04 FEB 2013

The Boston-London Wheelchair Challenge is a new initiative of the Boston Athletic Association and the London Marathon Ltd., organizers of these two world famous marathons. The new competition aims to attract the world’s best elite wheelchair athletes to compete in both races, held just six days apart on April 15 (Boston) and April 21 (London).

04 FEB 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced one of the fastest push rim wheelchair division fields in the world for the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. The field includes the men’s and women’s defending champions, along with past champions of the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City marathons, as well as four of the six medalists at the 2012 London Paralympic Games marathon. For the 28th consecutive year, principal sponsor John Hancock Financial will provide the prize purse for the race.

01 FEB 2013

The Boston Athletic Association and principal sponsor John Hancock Financial Services invites the media to cover the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. The media application process for the 2013 Boston Marathon is now open. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2013.

Please log in to the Press Media Area using either your unique username and password, or the username and password that was emailed to you as a media member.

Media members with questions about media credentials, access to the Press Media Area, and access to the Boston Marathon should contact Chris Conley at the B.A.A. Phone: 617-778-1629.

30 JAN 2013
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the B.A.A. 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, February 4, 2013. The Fifth B.A.A. 5K will be held at 8:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, April 14, 2013, one day before the 117th Boston Marathon. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 6,500 entrants. The cost to register is $45 (USD) and participants must be at least 10 years of age to register.
17 JAN 2013

Statements on the passing of John Thomas by B.A.A. officials:

"John Thomas transcended what it meant to be a champion and an Olympian, and he achieved legendary status not only within the Boston Athletic Association but also in Boston sports. As the first African American member of the B.A.A., he made a profound, positive impact on us. He was a gentleman who we greatly respected, and he displayed the very best that sports can offer through his successes and how he represented himself and others. John was an inspiration to all, and we will aspire to honor his memory as we continue in our 125th Anniversary year."

-- Joann E. Flaminio, B.A.A. President

15 JAN 2013

In its 28th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. A complete field list follows.

B.A.A. Moment 9

2010 - The Hoyts

When many think of the Boston Marathon, they think of Team Hoyt, the father/son team of Dick and Rick who have participated in their unique way 28 times. Dick was 69 at the 2010 Boston Marathon.