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02 JUL 2014

Four outstanding, female distance and middle distance runners have joined the Boston Athletic Association, the organization has announced. Elaina Balouris, Juliet Bottorff, and Emily Lipari completed their collegiate eligibility in June, and they will reside and train in Boston, representing the B.A.A.

01 JUL 2014

Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013.

26 JUN 2014

2630 runners are two-thirds finished the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley. The B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 12 will conclude the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, the three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K, the B.A.A. 10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

22 JUN 2014

Records tumbled at the fourth annual B.A.A. 10K, as both Stephen Sambu (KEN) and Mamitu Daska (ETH) successfully defended their event titles from 2013. Sambu, 25, raced his way to a world leading time of 27:25 and set an American All-Comers Road Record (pending) for 8 kilometers en route, while Daska broke Kim Smith's (NZL) event record by finishing in 31:04, also the fastest time in the world this year.

18 JUN 2014

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) will add a random selection component to the registration process for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon® when entries are accepted next month.

17 JUN 2014

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

16 JUN 2014

The 2014 B.A.A. 10K on Sunday, June 22, will bring together some of the fastest and most experienced runners in the world, led by Olympic and World Championship medalists, as well as two of the most decorated marathoners in history. Run on a blistering fast course through Boston's Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods, the B.A.A. 10K will showcase several of the world's top athletes as they return to familiar territory.

02 JUN 2014

National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. This year’s National Running Day will be held on Wednesday, June 4. On this day, longtime runners will reaffirm their love of running and beginners can kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.

05 MAY 2014

When Meb Keflezighi won the 118thBoston Marathon on April 21, he was able to cross off one of the two remaining items on his running bucket list.

Meb has long wanted a Boston win to complement his Olympic silver medal in 2004 and his New York City Marathon victory in 2009. The race captivated him because of its history and atmosphere. He loves the enthusiasm and knowledge of the crowds. The native of Eritrea, who came to  the U.S. when he was 12 in 1987, also has a strong connection to the Eritrean community in Boston.

Now that he ran a PR of 2:08:37, a PR two weeks before turning 39, and outfoxed a field that included 14 runners with PRs better than his previous best, he has just one more item on his bucket list – breaking 4 minutes for the mile.

04 MAY 2014
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K has closed after its 8,000 entrant field size limit was reached. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common, and will be the B.A.A.’s first event following its successful 118th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21, 2014. Registration opened on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and closed at approximately 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 4.
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