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23 OCT 2011

Knowing nothing of the trails and terrain in Boston’s Franklin Park, Lauren Centrowitz came blindly to the starting line in the Women’s Championship 5K race at the 22nd Annual Mayor’s Cup. What she lacked in preparation, she redeemed in will. “I just decided to make it hurt,” Centrowitz said. “I didn’t know anything about the competition or the course.” The 25-year-old took clear ownership of the lead after 3 kilometers, and never looked back. “There were a lot of good runners out here today. It was a surprise to pull away when I did. It’s always difficult to run by yourself. I’m happy with the win.” The seven-time All-American from Stanford University earned $600 for her victory, and $300 for finishing as the top American.

20 OCT 2011
Though you weren’t able to see the athletes through the fog, you could hear the cheering. On Thursday morning at Franklin Park in Boston, middle school athletes from ten Boston-area schools congregated to compete in the annual Boston Middle School Cross Country Championships, hosted by Boston Public Schools and Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association.
13 OCT 2011

Scoring for the B.A.A. Distance Medley will be based on total, elapsed time.  For example, someone who runs 14:00 minutes at the 5K, 29:00 at the 10K and 1:04:30 for the Half Marathon would end the series with a time of 1:47:30.  This unique scoring system is intended to maximize interest in the series among runners, the general public, and the media.

09 OCT 2011
Clear skies and a starting time temperature of 67 degrees greeted an event record 5,253 runners at the 11th Annual Boston Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. For the second consecutive year, the race started in Franklin Park, and took runners out and back along the Emerald Necklace Park System through Brookline and Boston. Ethiopian Ali Abdosh (1:03:36) and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom from Rome, Georgia (1:11:58) took the titles, though their respective races unfolded under opposing circumstances.
05 OCT 2011

The next World Marathon Majors event is this Sunday, October 9. Watch the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, beginning at 7 a.m. CT - 11 a.m. CT on NBC 5 Chicago and 7 a.m. CT - 1 p.m. CT on Chicago Nonstop and NBCCHICAGO.COM.

04 OCT 2011

The B.A.A. Half Marathon course is an out-and-back route that takes runners along the Emerald Necklace park system, and includes a section of the Franklin Park Zoo. Franklin Park is one of the oldest in America, and is the largest jewel of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace park system, covering 527 acres in Dorchester and Roxbury.

03 OCT 2011

The Boston Athletic Association today announced its field of elite athletes for the 11th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 9, 2011. The men’s and women’s list, as of today, is attached to this release. The B.A.A. Half Marathon starts and finishes at White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park beginning at 8:30 a.m., and has been annually presented by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jimmy Fund since 2003.

23 SEP 2011

At the conclusion of the first week of registration, nearly 15,000 applicants were informed of their acceptance. A total of more than 20,000 entrants will be accepted through this process. Additionally, 277 qualifiers who have run ten or more consecutive Boston Marathons have been accepted and notified.

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