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20 JAN 2015

In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20.

18 JAN 2015

The Boston Athletic Association was very well represented today at the 2015 USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, Texas, as all seven athletes competing raced their way to USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying times.

07 JAN 2015

John Hancock Financial announced the Elite USA Team for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. The exceptional team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes the men’s defending champion Meb Keflezighi, as well as Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Davila Linden, Amy Hastings, Dathan Ritzenhein, Nick Arciniaga, Jeffrey Eggleston, and Fernando Cabada. Each member has competed in Olympic or World Championships and brings strong credentials to compete in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

01 JAN 2015

The media credential application process for the 119th Boston Marathon is scheduled to open on Monday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

07 NOV 2014

Jen Rhines of the Boston Athletic Association is USA Track & Field - New England's Athlete of the Month for October 2014 following an outstanding month of distance running.

31 OCT 2014

We will await the issuance of an official statement from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) before further addressing the matter.

30 OCT 2014

The B.A.A. expresses our profound sadness at Mayor Menino's passing, together with our deep gratitude for the magnificent support to the Marathon, the B.A.A. and the hundreds of thousands of athletes who have run in Boston under his watchful eye.

28 OCT 2014

Seventeen schools from the City of Boston competed at today's Boston Middle School Cross Country Championships, hosted by the Boston Athletic Association with adidas at Franklin Park, and in conjunction with Boston Public Schools, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department . Under clear skies and with conditions ideal for racing, Boys Championship and Girls Championship races covering 1200 meters were held, as well as a co-ed relay.

26 OCT 2014

Exciting races played out at the 24th Mayor's Cup, presented by the B.A.A. and adidas, at Franklin Park on Sunday, with athletes competing in races at the youth, open, and masters levels. The Boston Athletic Association claimed Men's and Women's Championship team titles, while also taking home top honors in the Franklin Park 5-K.

13 OCT 2014

On Monday, the Boston Athletic Association shined at the USATF National Women's Club Team 10K Championships in Boston, taking home the national title. Racing together for a majority of the race, the B.A.A.'s Katie Matthews, Jen Rhines, and Juliet Bottorff all finished in the top 13.

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1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.