Peter Morrissey: Longtime B.A.A. Member and Governor

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Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
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03 AUG 2012
The B.A.A. mourns the loss of Peter Morrissey, who passed away August 3

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"Peter was the consummate board member with broad and bold ideas. He was committed to the athletic ideal and passionate about the Boston Marathon.  He was focused on improving the B.A.A.'s initiatives, especially marketing initiatives, always offering his support, expertise and encouragement.  He was keenly in tune with the B.A.A.'s mission, and we appreciate Peter's many years of service to the Association."

-  Joann Flaminio, B.A.A. President 

"Today, B.A.A. Governor Peter Morrissey passed away following a determined struggle with brain cancer.  Peter left us as we have known him:  relaxed, focused, in control, determined and loving. We at the B.A.A. have lost one of our best and brightest minds. He has been an endless source of wisdom and insight in all areas. But most of all he has been our friend, and we will miss him terribly."

-  Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director

B.A.A. Moment 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).