A 60 degree morning with light winds meant that the scene was set for some fast running at the fourth annual B.A.A. 5K, held the day before the 116th annual Boston Marathon. With the celebrated Marathon finish line as the backdrop - and serving also as the finish line for this race - there was anticipation aplenty that this year’s men’s race would be as thrilling as it had been 12 months previously.
Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia, whose eight medals in the World Cross Country Championships are the most of any woman in history, took the lead early and held it in a fast women’s B.A.A. 5K on Sunday morning, winning the fourth-annual event in a blistering 15:12. Her time demolished the course record of 15:51 set by Kenya’s Lineth Chepkurui just last year.
We are looking closely at the current weather situation which is projected to be quite warm. The B.A.A. is closely monitoring this situation for for race day decisions. If the temperatures reach certain levels, running will put even the most fit athletes at risk for heat injury.
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), in anticipation of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012, today announced several notes and facts surrounding this year’s race.
BOSTON - Since 2002, the B.A.A. and the City of Boston have presented the Patriots’ Award at the official opening ceremony kicking off Boston Marathon weekend: “Cheers to the Boston Marathon.” On Thursday evening at The Hampshire House, recently retired Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield will receive the 2012 honor.
The 116th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2012 will bring $137.5 million in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO, Patrick Moscaritolo.
The Boston Athletic Association, host of the world’s oldest annual marathon with stringent qualification requirements, announces its partnership with Pro-Form® the number one brand of treadmills and other fitness equipment, to introduce Pro-Form® the official Boston Marathon treadmill.
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that several former champions of the Boston Marathon will be returning to Boston and participating in the events surrounding the 116th running of the world’s oldest annual marathon on April 16, 2012.
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that some of the fastest middle-distance runners in the world will be taking part in the fourth annual B.A.A. 5K and Invitational Mile races on Sunday, April 15, 2012, one day prior to Monday’s Boston Marathon.
1994 - Uta Pippig
Uta Pippig of Germany won the first of her three consecutive victories in 1994, winning in course record time.