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16 APR 2018

In 2007, Des Linden made her 26.2-mile debut at the Boston Marathon. In 2008, she competed in her first U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials here, certain that she would make the team; an infuriating late-race fade sealed her determination to master the distance. In 2011, she briefly led down Boylston Street, coming within an agonizing two seconds of becoming the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985.

16 APR 2018

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi won the men’s race at the 122nd Boston Marathon in such dramatic fashion that it will surely be recalled alongside such epics as the Duel in the Sun of 1982 and the Johnny Kelley/Ellison Brown battle of 1936. A customarily deep field ensured that the mano a mano competition would always be the focus of the day; but, with conditions ranging from consistently heavy rain to a veritable monsoon, it was undeniable that the weather was enormously significant in the outcome.

16 APR 2018

Despite one of the strongest and deepest fields ever assembled for the push-rim wheelchair race, the weather provided the toughest competition at the 122nd Boston Marathon. The blustery headwind, bitter cold, and persistent rain stood in stark contrast to last year’s virtually perfect conditions when Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar won in world best times. Hug managed to defend his title in the men’s race this year in 1:46:26 for his fourth-straight Boston win, and Tatyana McFadden won her fifth title in six years in 2:04:39. Both clocked the slowest winning times since the 1980s in elements athletes described as “brutal,” “rough,” and “daunting.”

14 APR 2018

A cold front came through just before the B.A.A. Women’s Invitational Mile late Saturday morning, bringing gusting winds and plummeting temperatures to Boylston Street, but it was nothing that defending champion Nicole Sifuentes couldn’t handle. The two-time Olympian for Canada, who now lives in Michigan, was hot again, leading the mile from wire-to-wire before breaking the tape in 4:37.2.

14 APR 2018

Coming into the B.A.A. 5K, defending champion Buze Diriba had won seven U.S. road races – including last week’s Cherry Blossom 10-Mile – since she broke the tape on Charles Street last year. Suffice it to say, the 24-year-old Ethiopian toed the line as the favorite, and she lived up to the billing, outkicking countrywoman Fotyen Tesfay and Kenya’s Monicah Ngige under sunny skies to win in 15:22 and take home the $7,500 top prize.

14 APR 2018

An icy wind was on its way, but runners in the B.A.A. Invitational Mile were greeted by a window of almost perfect weather.

14 APR 2018

Now ten years old and with more than 8,600 runners on the starting line, the B.A.A. 5K is a fixture of the New England racing scene and an integral part of Boston Marathon Weekend. It’s also a key part of Ben True’s annual racing calendar. True had won four times, twice setting a U.S. national record. A year ago he clocked 13:20 to awe the crowd.

09 APR 2018

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of world class competitors for the 2018 B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile, to be held on Saturday, April 14, two days prior to the 2018 Boston Marathon®. New Hampshire’s Ben True will return to Boston looking to earn his fifth B.A.A. 5K title, while Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba will defend her 2017 crown.

05 APR 2018

The 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, and surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $201 million (USD) in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo. Held annually on Patriots’ Day, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest consecutively run marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has managed and organized the Boston Marathon since the event’s inception in 1897.

02 APR 2018

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced a new component to its Year of Service campaign for the 2018 Boston Marathon, entitled #PassTheBaton. In celebrating the altruism that bonds sport, country, and community, the #PassTheBaton campaign will showcase acts of service both near and far. As a nod to the batons that were passed along during the 1918 Military Relay, the B.A.A. encourages its audiences to recognize acts of service, and “pass the baton” on to others to do the same.

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