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02 FEB 2017

With Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons fast approaching, the Boston Athletic Association and Atlanta Track Club have agreed to a friendly agreement based on the outcome of the big game. Depending on the winner of Super Bowl LI, members of the B.A.A. or Atlanta Track Club will have to pose with the winning team’s jersey on a run around their city and post the photo on social media.

31 JAN 2017

Seven Boston Marathon champions, including defending champions Marcel Hug of Switzerland and Tatyana McFadden of the United States, will compete in the push rim wheelchair division of the 121st Boston Marathon, to be held on Monday, April 17. Nearly 60 athletes will compete in the push rim wheelchair division, which starts in Hopkinton before the open race featuring 30,000 runners. The push rim wheelchair men will begin at 9:17 a.m., followed by the women at 9:19 a.m.

27 JAN 2017

John Hancock Financial, the title sponsor of BOSTON, the first feature-length documentary film about the history of the iconic Boston Marathon, announced today it will partner with the Boston Athletic Association and WBZ-TV to sponsor the World Premiere of the film on April 15, 2017, at the Boch Center Wang Theatre. The special performance of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is underwritten by Owsley Brown Presents, in partnership with Worth Miller Productions. Additional sponsors of the Premiere include Clif Bar and Company and Poland Spring.

25 JAN 2017
Media Credential Applications for the 121st running of the Boston Marathon will open on Wednesday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET. At that time, members of the media will have the opportunity to apply for credentials to the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. Invitational Mile, and the Boston Marathon via the News & Press page on
12 JAN 2017

In its 32nd year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17. A complete field list follows.

21 DEC 2016

John Hancock Financial today announced the U.S. Elite Team for the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017. The exceptional team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes the men’s 2014 champion Meb Keflezighi, four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp, and two-time Olympian Desiree Linden. Olympians Jared Ward and Abdi Abdirahman are also in the field, as are Lindsay Flanagan, Clara Santucci (née Grandt), Shadrack Biwott, Esther Atkins, and Sean Quigley. Additionally, track standout Jordan Hasay will make her marathon debut at Boston. Collectively, the 12-member John Hancock Elite U.S. Team has competed and won medals in Olympic, World and Pan American Championships, and all bring strong credentials to compete for the win at the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.

19 DEC 2016

The Boston Athletic Association has announced upcoming registration dates for the 2017 B.A.A. 5K and 2017 B.A.A. Distance Medley, both of which will open in January.

14 DEC 2016

John Hancock Financial, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon since 1986, today announced the return of 2016 Boston Marathon champions Atsede Baysa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia to defend their titles at the 121st running of the race on April 17, 2017.

12 DEC 2016

Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia has been named the winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon, following the disqualification of Rita Jeptoo from the event. Deba finished in a time of 2:19:59. As a result, she becomes the course record holder. Her performance bested that of Margaret Okayo, who ran 2:20:43 in 2002.

06 DEC 2016

The Boston Athletic Association announced today that the 2016 performance of Shalane Flanagan at the B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital is officially a new course record and a new American record. The performance was recently ratified at the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting, after the course distance was verified and a review of the race was complete. Flanagan’s performance on June 26 beat her previous US record of 31:03 which she set in September of 2015. It bettered the previous course record by 12 seconds.

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