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

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Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone: 617-778-1633
fax: 617-236-4505
e-mail:media@baa.org
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 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.