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Michael Pieroni (B.A.A. Head Coach)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:pieroni@baa.org

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16 MAR 2015

On a day that Boston broke the record for the most snowfall in a season, it seemed fitting to have a cold and windy day for the New England Half Marathon Championships. For the second time in three years, Hilary Dionne won the the New Bedford Half Marathon with a new personal best time of 1:14:01. Hilary led the B.A.A. women to the team championship win with three B.A.A. runners scoring in the women’s top ten. Katie Misuraca finished 6th overall with a time of 1:19:02 and, in her debut race as a B.A.A. running club member, Kaela O’Neil placed 9th in 1:20:36. Mimi Fallon won the women’s Masters Division in 1:24:39 finishing 24th overall in the women’s field and led the B.A.A. women’s Masters to a fourth place team finish.

23 FEB 2015

The wintery weekend weather may have delayed the start of the first USATF-NE Grand Prix race of the year but it did not hinder Eric Ashe’s pursuit of repeating his 2014 performance at the Five College Realtors 10 Miler in Amherst. In a pre-race talk, Eric discussed the apparent slippery condition in the final 100 meters to the finish line commenting, “I hope it doesn’t come down to a kick because it could end badly”. It did come down to a sprint finish but it didn’t end badly at all for Eric. Eric repeated his 2014 performance by holding off Ruben Sanca of Whirlaway Racing Team by less than a half second finishing in 50:34.4 to Ruben’s 50:34.8.  Last year, Eric and Ruben were also in a tight battle finished 1-2 with Eric winning by a slightly wider margin in 50:43 with Ruben in 50:50.

13 FEB 2015

Due to the anticipated winter storm with a forecast of heavy snow, high winds, and extreme cold temperatures, the scheduled team long run for Sunday, February 15th has been cancelled. As always, the safety of our members and the quality of the training is paramount.

10 FEB 2015

Due to the inclement weather and closure of MBTA services, M.I.T is closed today. The B.A.A. team training session for Tuesday evening (February 10) has been cancelled.

26 JAN 2015

Due to the anticipated storm and resulting travel conditions for Tuesday, the B.A.A. group training session at M.I.T. has been cancelled. As always, the safety of our members and the quality of the training is paramount.

19 JAN 2015

Seven top B.A.A. athletes traveled to Houston, Texas for the USA Men’s and Women’s Half Marathon Championships held on January 18th and all seven ran under the “B” qualifying time for the US Olympic Marathon Team Trials to be held in Los Angeles in March 2016. Several B.A.A. athletes had previously punched their tickets to LA with marathon qualifying times including Brian Harvey, Eric Ashe and Ethan Shaw.

20 NOV 2014

The B.A.A. winter track workouts will begin on Tuesday, November 25th at the MIT indoor track. The workouts are geared towards those training for spring road races and the Boston Marathon with a focus on quality pace work. As in the past, indoor track workouts are conducted at the M.I.T. indoor track on the 2nd floor of the Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge.

17 NOV 2014

Five members of the Boston Athletic Association traveled to Alexandria, Virginia, for the .US National 12K Championships on Sunday, November 16. Racing just outside the nation's capital, the B.A.A. was led by Elaina Balouris's fifth place finish, while Jen Rhines set a new national masters record of 40:30 for 12 kilometers.

10 NOV 2014

The B.A.A. men and women repeated their winning performances from the B.A.A. Mayor’s Cup X-C meet two weeks ago by winning the New England Cross Country Championships on Sunday, November 9th held at Franklin Park.

03 NOV 2014

Fall Marathons Prove Successful for B.A.A. Running Club - Harvey and Ashe Qualify for 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials; Hilary Dionne Places 18th at New York City; and Katie Misuraca Wins the BayState Marathon!

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1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.