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28 JUN 2017

SUH Yun-Bok, the 1947 Boston Marathon champion from Korea, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94. Suh was the first Asian champion of the Boston Marathon, setting a then-world record of 2:25:39. It was the first world record ever set on the roads leading to Boston. Suh was an Olympian in 1948, and served as a sports administrator in South Korea for many years.

28 JUN 2017

Boston Marathon participants who ran on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations raised $34.2 million for charity in the 121st year of the historic race. The fundraising total represents a twelve percent increase, or $3.6 million, over 2016's results.

25 JUN 2017

On a picture-perfect summer morning for racing through downtown Boston, Kenya’s Daniel Chebii and Joan Chelimo ran to victories at the seventh annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Chebii retained his title with a time of 27:58, while Chelimo earned her first win in Boston in 31:24. A total of 8,135 participants completed this year’s race, which started and finished at Boston Common.

15 JUN 2017

On Sunday, June 25, 2017, the Boston Athletic Association will host the seventh annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which will be the B.A.A.’s first event following its successful 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17.

14 JUN 2017

The 2017 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will feature one of the strongest fields in race history, bringing together Boston Marathon champions, Olympians, and global medalists on the roads of Boston. The seventh annual race will be held on Sunday, June 25, starting and finishing on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common. Racing on one of the fastest courses in the world, the event will showcase Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.

17 MAY 2017

The Boston Athletic Association would like to extend its sincere appreciation to all those association with the success of the 2017 Boston Marathon. As the B.A.A. looks at the upcoming year, we wanted to share some key dates.

01 MAY 2017

BOSTON - Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

17 APR 2017

As runners assembled in Hopkinton for the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, it was the weather as much as the competition that was the focus of greatest conjecture. As the elite men toed the starting line, the mercury in Hopkinton hovered close to 65F with hardly a cloud in the sky.

17 APR 2017

Three days before the 121st Boston Marathon, Edna Kiplagat’s plan was to make a move in the last 5K of the race, not before. Plans change. With a little more than 10K to go, the 37-year-old two-time IAAF World Champion was feeling good, so she threw in a 5:02 mile in the midst of the Newton Hills. “I tried to work extra hard,” she said of the monster surge. “It worked for me.”

17 APR 2017

A tailwind and warm, dry weather, along with a world-class field, helped set the stage for fast times in the push rim wheelchair division at the 121st Boston Marathon. Swiss athletes stole the show with course records and world best times in both the men’s and women’s races. Marcel Hug took the men’s title in 1:18:04, 21 seconds faster than the previous course record and world best set by Canadian Joshua Cassidy in 2012. Manuela Schar shattered the 2011 course record set by five-time Boston victor Wakako Tsuchida by more than five minutes, crossing the line in 1:28:17. While Hug shared the limelight with co-star Ernst Van Dyk, who finished second in the same time as Hug, Schar was literally the leading lady for the duration.

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