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13 OCT 2013

2013 Boston Marathon® champion Lelisa Desisa (ETH) and Kim Smith (NZL) won the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, under sunny skies in Boston’s Franklin Park. Desisa and Smith both broke the event record on this rolling course through Boston’s picturesque Emerald Necklace park system, running 1:00:34 and 1:09:14, respectively. Stephen Sambu (KEN), who placed third today, and Smith won the 2013 B.A.A. Distance Medley and earned $100,000 each.

09 OCT 2013

13th B.A.A. HALF MARATHON: The 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, highlights the beauty of Boston's Emerald Necklace park system while furthering the B.A.A.'s mission of promoting health and fitness. The race will start and finish at White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. ET and will include more than 7,500 participants.

07 OCT 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced its elite field of runners for the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Boston’s Franklin Park and will be the third and final event of the 2013 B.A.A. Distance Medley. This three-race series will award $200,000 USD to the male and female ($100,000 each) with the fastest cumulative time from the B.A.A. 5K in April, the B.A.A. 10K in June, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon.

03 OCT 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that 2013 Boston Marathon® champion Lelisa Desisa and Gebre Gebremariam, who placed third at both the 2011 and 2013 Boston Marathon, will return to Boston and compete in the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Boston’s Franklin Park and will include more than 7,500 participants. The event reached its field size limit in twelve minutes when registration opened in July.

30 SEP 2013

Terrence Mahon has joined the Boston Athletic Association to lead and coach a high performance distance running initiative for the organization. The club will continue to be sponsored and supported by adidas, which has been the club's sponsor since 1992. adidas has been the athletic footwear and apparel sponsor of the Boston Marathon, the B.A.A.'s premier event, since 1989.

25 SEP 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today continued its notification to applicants of their acceptance into the 2014 Boston Marathon®. In preparation for the 2014 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. implemented the same registration process for Qualified Runners as it used in the 2012 and 2013 Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 and will mark the 29th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial Services as its principal sponsor.

20 SEP 2013

The Boston Athletic Association appreciates your interest in running the 2014 Boston Marathon; however registration for qualified runners has now closed.

The registration process for the 2014 Boston Marathon began on September 9, and the maximum number of athletes who ran a qualifying performance and submitted their application for entry has now been reached.

18 SEP 2013
Application submissions for entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon from qualifiers will be accepted through the end of this week (Friday, September 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET) from those who have met the qualifying times (http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying/qualifying-standards.aspx) for their age and gender.
16 SEP 2013

Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon re-opens on Monday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET to runners who have met Boston's Qualifying Standards, and application submissions will be received through Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

14 SEP 2013

Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon will re-open on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue through Friday, September 20, 2013 at 5:00P p.m.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.