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11 DEC 2017

John Hancock today announced its strongest U.S. Elite Team since its principal sponsorship began in 1986. The team, recruited to compete against an accomplished international field, will challenge for the coveted olive wreath on Patriots’ Day, April 16, 2018.

09 DEC 2017

B.A.A. High Performance team member Sarah Pagano won the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships earlier today in Lexington, Kentucky, earning the first individual national title of her career. Covering the six-kilometer course in 19:40, Pagano led the B.A.A. to second place finish in the Women’s open team competition with 60 points.

08 DEC 2017

Today, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced its campaign for the 2018 Boston Marathon, the “Year of Service”.  The Year of Service will celebrate the altruism that bonds country, mission, and community leading up to the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16.

06 DEC 2017

John Hancock today announced the return of 2017 Boston Marathon champions Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui for the 122nd running of the race on April 16, 2018. The 2018 Boston Marathon marks the 33rd year of John Hancock’s landmark sponsorship of the legendary race.

23 OCT 2017

Molly Seidel and Ryan Mahalsky ran their way to victories at the Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country Meet on Sunday, October 22, earning dominant wins on a picture-perfect day for racing. Hosted by the B.A.A. and USATF New England with support from Boston Parks & Recreation and adidas, the Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet brought together runners of all ages.

20 OCT 2017

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that Dr. Michael P. O’Leary has been elected B.A.A. President by the B.A.A. Board of Governors. O’Leary succeeds Joann Flaminio, the first female President in B.A.A. history, whose term ended this year after serving in the position since 2011.

12 OCT 2017

The Boston Athletic Association has announced the 34 organizations selected for the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Two new organizations have joined the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 122nd Boston Marathon, to be run on Monday, April 16, 2018.

08 OCT 2017

Kenyans Daniel Salel and Joan Chelimo swept the top spots at today’s 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Salel completed the three-peat, running away from a large lead pack in the final two miles before breaking the tape in 1:04:31. Calling Boston her lucky city, Chelimo returned to the Bay State and earned a commanding victory in 1:10:31.

02 OCT 2017

The Boston Athletic Association announced today the elite field for the 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Headlining the men’s field is two-time reigning B.A.A. Half Marathon champion Daniel Salel, joined by a pair of USA Olympians in Dathan Ritzenhein and Abdi Abdirahman. In a rematch of June’s B.A.A. 10K, women’s winner Joan Chelimo will be challenged by B.A.A. 5K champion Buze Diriba on the roads of Boston. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be run on Sunday, October 8, 2017, beginning and finishing in Boston’s Franklin Park.

27 SEP 2017

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today continued its notification to applicants of their acceptance into the 2018 Boston Marathon®. In preparation for the 2018 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. implemented the same registration process for qualified runners as it used in the 2012 through 2017 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 122nd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 and will mark the 33rd consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock as its principal sponsor.

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