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18 APR 2016

Near perfect conditions greeted the 27,491 runners who lined up in Hopkinton for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon: temperatures in the low '60s; no humidity; a gentle, cooling breeze. Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu Hayle took supreme advantage of the crystal clear day, running away from defending champion Lelisa Desisa in grand style before breaking the tape in 2:12:45.

18 APR 2016

With just over four miles remaining in the 120th Boston Marathon, the women’s podium was locked up. Joyce Chepkirui and Tirfi Tsegaye looked great, and Valentine Kipketer was still hanging on a step behind them. The trio had traversed the Newton Hills shoulder-to-shoulder, without a challenger in sight.

16 APR 2016

Boston Marathon weekend used to be all about a single 26.2 mile race on Patriots’ Day. That event, of course, remains the focal point for all who flock to Beantown in mid-April. But, these days there are other events to also attract the world’s attention and stoke the competitive fires on Boston Marathon Weekend. The B.A.A. Invitational Mile attracts middle, high school, and professional athletes from around the globe. That's just the way it is.

16 APR 2016

After finishing as runner-up the past two years, Heather Kampf came into the 2016 B.A.A. Invitational Mile as the heavy favorite to win the Professional Women’s division. Kampf, 28, is known as the “Queen of the Road Mile,” and for good reason—she’s a three-time USA 1-Mile Road Champion.

17 APR 2016

For the first five years of the B.A.A. 5K, which was run for the first time in 2009, the women’s race saw five different champions. But for the past three, the top step of the podium has been the sole province of Molly Huddle.

16 APR 2016

Chilly temperatures in the mid-40s and blustery winds greeted the thousands of runners gathered on Boston Common to contest the eighth annual B.A.A. 5K. Twelve months previously, Ben True had scorched to a national record-setting 13:22 victory. True was back this year, though hampered by a hip injury that had forced him to skip March's NYC Half and take two full weeks off from running.

12 APR 2016

Nine Boston Marathon champions, including defending champions Marcel Hug of Switzerland and Tatyana McFadden of the United States, will compete in the push rim wheelchair division of the 120th Boston Marathon, to be held on Monday, April 18. Nearly 50 athletes will compete in the push rim wheelchair division, which starts in Hopkinton before the open start featuring 30,000 runners. The push rim wheelchair men will begin at 9:17 a.m., followed by the women at 9:19 a.m.

11 APR 2016

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of world class competitors for the 2016 B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile, to be held on Saturday, April 16, two days prior to the 2016 Boston Marathon®. Rhode Island’s Molly Huddle and New Hampshire’s Ben True will return to Boston aiming to defend their B.A.A. 5K titles, which they earned in national record time last year.

07 APR 2016

BOSTON, April 7, 2016 - The 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016, and surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $188.8 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.

29 MAR 2016

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the 2016 Boston Marathon®, has issued its Schedule of Events for official participants in the 2016 Boston Marathon.

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