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16 MAY 2011

World Marathon Majors is saddened by the news of the death of Sammy Wanjiru on May 15th.

03 MAY 2011
The B.A.A. invites runners to compete in its newest event – the B.A.A. 10K – which complements its B.A.A. 5K  (established in 2009 and held in the Spring) and its B.A.A. Half Marathon (established in 2001 and held in the Fall). Participants in the first-year road race will receive event t-shirts from adidas, finisher medals, and a pleasurable race day atmosphere at the Boston Common. The roads along the course will close at 7:45 a.m., and begin to reopen on a rolling basis as the last runners pass through. The closures will last no more than two hours.
18 APR 2011
Though the spotlight shone most brightly on Geoffrey Mutai and those who chased him across the line, the three-man sprint to the finish in the men’s wheelchair race could never be overlooked.
Leading from wire to wire, four-time defending wheelchair champion Wakako Tsuchida of Japan made it five in a row when she crushed the field, setting a world record with her winning time of 1:30:21.

18 APR 2011

It was the fourth consecutive year that the women's race of the Boston Marathon was a thriller decided by three seconds or less. But for the first time in memory, it was an American who came just two ticks of the clock from victory, and don't think the huge crowds lining the course didn't notice.

18 APR 2011

There had been much talk, in the days in advance of the race, of the tailwind that was being anticipated. The elite runners would fly. Be that as it may, there have been tailwinds in Boston before, but there has never been a day like today.

17 APR 2011
The 24-year-old Kenyan who last year won seven of the top road races in the country crossed the finish line of Sunday morning’s third-annual BAA 5K in 15 minutes and 52 seconds, breaking the course record by more than a minute. In a race she led from gun to tape, her only moments of fear came before she even arrived at the Copley Square starting line.

17 APR 2011

“Nobody wanted to lead because of the conditions,” commented 25 year old Ben True after taking a whisper thin victory in the 2011 BAA 5K. “But I was pretty confident in my kick.” The evidence at the finish line would bear him out, although with little more than 400m remaining any of a handful of swift 5K guys could have claimed the victory...

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