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30 JUN 2016

Participants running on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations raised $30.6 million for charity this year in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. The overall total includes $16.5 million raised through the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program, $11.26 million raised through John Hancock’s Marathon Non-Profit Program, and $2.8 million raised by qualified and other invitational runners.

26 JUN 2016

On a picture perfect summer day, Massachusetts native Shalane Flanagan cruised to an American record at the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital. Preparing for the Olympic Marathon later this summer, Flanagan motored her way to a time of 30:52, shattering both the national and event records. For the men, Daniel Chebii of Kenya won his American road racing debut in 27:55. In total, 7,805 participants finished this year's B.A.A. 10K, the largest in event history. The B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital, is an IAAF Bronze Label road race.

20 JUN 2016

The Boston Athletic Association announced today that Olympic Marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg will return to Boston to compete in the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, on Sunday, June 26. Flanagan and Cragg will race the B.A.A. 10K as part of their preparation for the Olympic Marathon in Rio de Janeiro, where they will comprise two of the three members of the American team.

15 JUN 2016

The 2016 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will feature one of the strongest fields in race history, bringing together Boston Marathon champions, Olympians, and international stars on the roads of Boston. The sixth annual race will be held on Sunday, June 26, starting and finishing on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common. Racing on one of the fastest courses in the world, the event will showcase Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.

16 MAY 2016

Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, will bring her pioneering spirit to the B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital, on Sunday, June 26. Gibb, who was honored at April’s Boston Marathon in recognition of 50 years of women’s participation in the race, will take part in the sixth annual event. Gibb will also reunite with Boston Marathon champion Atsede Baysa, who gifted her 2016 Boston Marathon champion’s trophy to Gibb following April’s race.

09 MAY 2016

Three weeks after winning the Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. announced that both open division champions Atsede Baysa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle will return to the streets of Boston on June 26 to run the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital. Baysa and Hayle, both of Ethiopia, joined the illustrious honor roll of Boston victors when they triumphed on Patriots' Day (Monday, April 18) in the 120th edition of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.

18 APR 2016

Near perfect conditions greeted the 27,491 runners who lined up in Hopkinton for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon: temperatures in the low '60s; no humidity; a gentle, cooling breeze. Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu Hayle took supreme advantage of the crystal clear day, running away from defending champion Lelisa Desisa in grand style before breaking the tape in 2:12:45.

18 APR 2016

With just over four miles remaining in the 120th Boston Marathon, the women’s podium was locked up. Joyce Chepkirui and Tirfi Tsegaye looked great, and Valentine Kipketer was still hanging on a step behind them. The trio had traversed the Newton Hills shoulder-to-shoulder, without a challenger in sight.

16 APR 2016

Boston Marathon weekend used to be all about a single 26.2 mile race on Patriots’ Day. That event, of course, remains the focal point for all who flock to Beantown in mid-April. But, these days there are other events to also attract the world’s attention and stoke the competitive fires on Boston Marathon Weekend. The B.A.A. Invitational Mile attracts middle, high school, and professional athletes from around the globe. That's just the way it is.

16 APR 2016

After finishing as runner-up the past two years, Heather Kampf came into the 2016 B.A.A. Invitational Mile as the heavy favorite to win the Professional Women’s division. Kampf, 28, is known as the “Queen of the Road Mile,” and for good reason—she’s a three-time USA 1-Mile Road Champion.

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