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13 OCT 2014

On Monday, the Boston Athletic Association shined at the USATF National Women's Club Team 10K Championships in Boston, taking home the national title. Racing together for a majority of the race, the B.A.A.'s Katie Matthews, Jen Rhines, and Juliet Bottorff all finished in the top 13.

12 OCT 2014

On a picture perfect day for racing, Ethiopians Mamitu Daska and Lelisa Desisa were crowned champions at the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Daska established a new event record of 1:08:20, while Desisa earned his second consecutive B.A.A. Half Marathon victory in 1:01:38, covering the rolling, spectacular course through Boston’s Emerald Necklace park system in style.

10 OCT 2014

Abbott and the World Marathon Majors announced a new partnership with Abbott becoming the race series' first-ever title sponsor. The series – comprising six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathon – will be renamed the Abbott World Marathon Majors starting in 2015.

03 OCT 2014

A year ago, 2013 Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa (ETH) returned to Boston seeking another victory, this time in the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. In a brilliant display of courage and determination, Desisa fended off hard challenges from both Daniel Salel (KEN) and Stephen Sambu (KEN), claiming the B.A.A. Half Marathon title in a course record of 1:00:34.

01 OCT 2014

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the Boston Athletic Association will host the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. As we prepare for this year’s race along the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston and Brookline, we would like to share some important details with you, including information on the course and race-related road closures.

29 SEP 2014

For athletes with disabilities, registration into the 2015 Boston Marathon will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule similar to the registration process for Qualifiers, beginning with the fastest from among those who meet the requirements.

24 SEP 2014

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today continued its notification to applicants of their acceptance into the 2015 Boston Marathon®. In preparation for the 2015 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. implemented the same registration process for qualified runners as it used in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 and will mark the 30th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial as its principal sponsor.

17 SEP 2014
Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon has now closed. The registration process for the 2015 Boston Marathon began on September 8, and the maximum number of athletes who ran a qualifying performance and submitted their application for entry has now been reached. Registration will not reopen on Monday, September 22.
15 SEP 2014

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will reopen on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue through Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

During this period, any eligible qualifier may submit an application for entry.  Entry is not first-come, first-served during this period.

13 SEP 2014

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will reopen on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue through Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET. During this period, any eligible qualifier may submit an application for entry. Please note that entry is not first-come, first-served during this period.

B.A.A. Moment 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).