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07 JUL 2015

Participants running on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations raised $28.3 million for charity this year in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.  The overall total includes $15.6 million raised through the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program, $10.6 million raised through John Hancock’s Marathon Non-Profit Program, and $2.1 million raised by qualified and other invitational runners.

01 JUL 2015
Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 14, 2015, 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 2013, 2014, and 2015, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for the 31st consecutive year the event will be sponsored by John Hancock Financial. Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2016 Boston Marathon began on September 13, 2014.
21 JUN 2015

Despite a heavy rain falling consistently from start to finish, Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera were able to persevere and prevail at the fifth annual B.A.A. 10K, claiming victories in 28:09 and 32:07, respectively. Salel made a decisive move in the final straightaway to pry victory from two-time defending champion Stephen Sambu, while Wacera overtook marathon ace Edna Kiplagat in the final mile to win by eight seconds. Temperatures were in the mid-60s Fahrenheit for the race with negligible wind.

20 JUN 2015
Despite an unfavorable weather forecast for Sunday, the fifth annual B.A.A. 10K will be held and will start at 8:00 a.m. ET. The weather calls for a significant amount of rainfall – with rain heavy at times – beginning overnight and continuing into the morning hours. The possibility of thunderstorms does exist.  It is not possible to predict the exact conditions on race day, but safety and common sense should always be the rule: in the event of a thunderstorm please seek shelter whether pre-race, on-course, or post-race. Please plan and dress accordingly. The race organization, operations and volunteer staff will direct you in the morning.  You may wish to review the Participant Guide which was mailed to you in early June to familiarize yourself with the provisions and services which the B.A.A. will provide.  All of this information is also posted on the B.A.A. 10K web pages:http://www.baa.org/races/10k.aspx
12 MAY 2015

Today, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced that Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) High Performance coach Terrence Mahon will serve as Team USA’s Coach of Women’s Middle & Long Distance athletes at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, from August 22 to 30. Mahon will lead the American contingent as our team competes against the world’s best athletes, assisting with the team’s preparations and management.

30 APR 2015
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2015 B.A.A. 10K will begin on Wednesday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 10,000 entrants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by June 21 in order to register. The cost to register is $60 (USD).
21 APR 2015

On the 40th Anniversary of Bob Hall’s pioneering race to become the first athlete to officially complete the Boston Marathon in a wheelchair, 50 push-rim wheelchair participants completed the 119th Boston Marathon. Top finishers divided a prize purse of $84,500, provided by principal sponsor John Hancock Financial Services.

20 APR 2015

In 2013, Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa stormed to victory in the 117th Boston Marathon. Twelve months later, he returned with a weight of expectation on his shoulders, the result being a devastating DNF. In 2015, Desisa came to Boston with a point to prove - which he did in demonstrative fashion after a race that was epic from gun to tape, with more plot twists than a soap opera. Desisa stayed strong through less than ideal conditions, breaking the tape on Boylston Street in a time of 2:09:17.

20 APR 2015

By the 5K mark of the 119th Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden had shed her hat and tossed away her long-sleeved shirt. If the 31-year-old American had to be the one to assure that this year’s race was run at an honest pace, with no excuses for the biting 45-degree chill and nerve-wracking headwind that would worsen to gusts of 29 mph by the finish, so be it.

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.