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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.
30 APR 2014
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K will begin on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. 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. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 8,000 entrants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by June 22 in order to register. The cost to register is $60 (USD).
28 APR 2014

Members of the Boston Athletic Association's Running Club took top honors at the James Joyce Ramble & USATF Masters Championships this past weekend in Dedham, MA.

24 APR 2014

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that 2014 Boston Marathon champions Ernst Van Dyk (RSA) and Tatyana McFadden (USA) each won an additional $10,000 (USD) in prize money as the winners of the 2014 Boston-London Wheelchair Challenge. For the second consecutive year, the Boston Marathon was part of the Boston-London Wheelchair Challenge, a two-race competition which awarded $35,000 (USD) in prize money to elite wheelchair athletes who competed in both the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, April 13, 2014 and the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2014. For the 29th consecutive year, principal sponsor John Hancock Financial Services provided the prize purse for the Boston Marathon.

21 APR 2014

By James O'Brien

"Boston Strong. Meb Strong." With those words resounding in his head through the closing miles, Mebrahtom Keflezighi won the 118th Boston Marathon, becoming the first American man to do so since Greg Meyer in 1983. There was an ironic beauty in the fact that, on race morning, Meyer was among those who wished Meb well. He told me, "You can do it," the newly crowned winner explained. "Make it happen."

21 APR 2014

When hometown favorite Shalane Flanagan took the first mile of the 118th Boston Marathon out in 5:11, defending champion Rita Jeptoo thought she was in a world of trouble.

“My body was not responding well,” said the 33-year-old Kenyan, who was chasing her third victory here after wins in 2006 and 2013. “Today was like fire when we were starting. I was like somebody not ready to run this pace.”

21 APR 2014

In the largest and fastest push-rim wheelchair field ever assembled for the Boston Marathon, Ernst Van Dyk (RSA) and Tatyana McFadden (USA) won the men’s and women’s titles at the 118th B.A.A. Boston Marathon. Capturing an unprecedented 10th Boston Marathon title, Van Dyk led from wire-to-wire. McFadden celebrated her 25th birthday by defending her title in the women’s race, just eight days after winning and breaking her own course record at the London Marathon.

19 APR 2014

The B.A.A. Invitational Mile races, held this year on the Saturday before Patriot's Day, are now as much a part of the Boston tradition as is the 26 miler. The events comprise races for middle school and scholastic athletes from the eight cities and towns along the Marathon course, followed by elite miles featuring some of the finest tracksters in the world. The B.A.A. Boston Marathon is all about excellence; that standard permeates all events, all weekend. The B.A.A. Relay Challenge allowed younger kids to participate as well.

19 APR 2014

In the past, Morgan Uceny had to fly all the way from Mammoth Lakes, CA, to win the B.A.A. Invitational Mile.

This year, she just took the Green Line.

“I took the T from my house this morning, all dressed in my uniform,” said Uceny, who re-located to the Boston area along with her coach, Terrence Mahon, this winter. “That was pretty special.”

B.A.A. Moment 9

2010 - The Hoyts

When many think of the Boston Marathon, they think of Team Hoyt, the father/son team of Dick and Rick who have participated in their unique way 28 times. Dick was 69 at the 2010 Boston Marathon.