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14 APR 2015

The 119th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 20, 2015, and surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $181.9 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.

13 APR 2015

While this year’s Boston Marathon is expected to draw great interest from the community, leading to a significant number of fans and spectators, those interested in attending the race are also being asked for their cooperation in following reasonable and common sense guidelines that will help ensure the safety and security of all participants, volunteers and spectators.

13 APR 2015
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today proudly announced the beginning of a robust sponsorship agreement with global healthcare company Abbott to become an Official Sponsor of the Boston Marathon.
10 APR 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of world class competitors for the 2015 B.A.A. Invitational Mile, to be held on Saturday, April 18, two days prior to the 2015 Boston Marathon®. Three-time B.A.A. Invitational Mile champion and 2012 Olympian Morgan Uceny (USA) will look to win her fourth title, while European Championships medalist Chris O’Hare (GBR) headlines the men’s field. The B.A.A. Invitational Mile will also include Middle School 1,000 meter races and Scholastic Mile races featuring youths from the eight cities and towns of the Boston Marathon course.

10 APR 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of Olympians and returning champions for the 2015 B.A.A. 5K, to be held on Saturday, April 18, two days prior to the 2015 Boston Marathon®. Defending women’s champion Molly Huddle will return to the streets of Boston, while two-time winner Ben True comes back seeking to be the first athlete to earn three B.A.A. 5K titles.

09 APR 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that Dick Hoyt of Team Hoyt will be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 20. Two of the Boston Marathon’s most recognizable figures, Dick and son Rick Hoyt completed their 32nd and final Boston Marathon together in 2014. Dick announced afterwards that he would retire from the Boston Marathon.

08 APR 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that defending push rim wheelchair division champions Ernst van Dyk (RSA) and Tatyana McFadden (USA) will compete in the 2015 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 20. Van Dyk and McFadden will look to add another olive wreath to their decorated Boston Marathon collection, leading a field that includes past Boston Marathon champions, world champions, Paralympic medalists, and world record holders. For the 30th consecutive year, principal sponsor John Hancock Financial Services will provide the prize purse for the race. The men’s and women’s champions will each earn $20,000 (USD) in prize money. New for 2015, the total prize purse for the push rim wheelchair division has increased by $24,500 to $84,500, distributed equally among men and women.

07 APR 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that several champions of the Boston Marathon® will return to participate in events surrounding the 119th Boston Marathon, to be held on Monday, April 20, 2015. Champions Lisa Rainsberger (USA, 1985), Gelindo Bordin (ITA, 1990), Joan Samuelson (USA, 1979 and 1983), and Amby Burfoot (USA, 1968) will join 30,000 entrants in this year’s running of the world’s oldest annual marathon.

02 APR 2015

Boston, host to the greatest road race in the world, is a runner’s town. Until now, there’s been no place to buy your gear, learn from elite athletes, lace up for a run and clean up afterwards. Today adidas and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon, announce the launch of the Boston Marathon® RunBase in partnership with Marathon Sports, Inc. The adidas exclusive community experience will open mid-April just steps from the finish line. The initiative is the first of its kind in the U.S. and will be the center of running in Boston, located at the 26-mile mark of the legendary course on Boylston Street.

25 MAR 2015

Universal Sports Network, the exclusive national television and digital media home of the Boston Marathon, announced today television and online coverage plans for the 119th Boston Marathon which will take place on Monday, April 20. LIVE race day coverage from Copley Square begins at 8:30 a.m. ET and includes pre- and post-race shows followed by a wrap-up show at 4 p.m. ET. Network coverage also includes a preview show on Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. ET LIVE from the finish line on Boylston Street.

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1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.