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20 FEB 2015

The ninth running of the Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 22, 2015 marks the official start of Abbott’s title sponsorship of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) and a number of key changes to the iconic series. Announced today by the organizers of the six marathons in the global race series, the champions of the AWMM will now be determined through a new one-­year cycle of Qualifying Races featuring unprecedented anti­doping protocols.

18 FEB 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today the beginning of a partnership with Italian coffee roaster Lavazza to become the Official Coffee of the Boston Marathon.

13 FEB 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced that registration for the 2015 B.A.A. 5K has closed after its 10,000 entrant field size limit was reached. The B.A.A. 5K will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, two days prior to the Boston Marathon® and will be the first event of the 2015 B.A.A. Distance Medley. Registration opened on Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. ET and closed on Friday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

09 FEB 2015

The Boston Athletic Association had a very successfully day of racing on Saturday, competing well at both the USA Cross Country Championships and the Boston Indoor Grand Prix. At the USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colorado, B.A.A. team members Jen Rhines and Elaina Balouris both qualified to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, on March 28.

30 JAN 2015

After a hearing held on January 15, 2015 by Athletics Kenya in Nairobi and learning today of the decision to issue a two year ban against Rita Jeptoo following a failed drug test conducted in September 2014, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) will now evaluate the effect of the results of that hearing and penalty on Ms. Jeptoo’s results at the Boston Marathon. The B.A.A. is the event organizer for the Boston Marathon.

27 JAN 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) proudly announced today the beginning of a long-term sponsorship agreement with Emeryville, California-based CLIF® Bar to become the Official Sports Nutrition Food of all B.A.A. events, including the Boston Marathon.

26 JAN 2015

Due to the impending snowstorm set to impact New England and the Greater Boston area, the Boston Athletic Association offices in both Boston and Hopkinton will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

26 JAN 2015

Registration for the 2015 B.A.A. Distance Medley begins at 10:00 a.m. ET today, Monday, January 26, and continues until Thursday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET (provided space remains available). During this exclusive registration window, runners interested in entering all three of the B.A.A. Distance Medley events can sign up for the series.

20 JAN 2015

In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20.

18 JAN 2015

The Boston Athletic Association was very well represented today at the 2015 USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, Texas, as all seven athletes competing raced their way to USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying times.

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.