News & Activities

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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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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!

14 OCT 2014

Perfect fall racing conditions greeted runners at Franklin Park on Sunday, October 12th for the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon. With the temperatures in the low 50’s and the sun shining, twenty-one B.A.A. running club members toes the line and competed in the half marathon with several personal bests and notable race performances recorded.

08 OCT 2014

With the fall racing season here, we’re pleased to announce that the new B.A.A. running club racing uniform has arrived. The roll-out for distribution of uniforms will be for those club members racing upcoming team priority events this Fall. For those not racing this Fall or not competing in team priority races, uniforms will distributed upon club membership renewal in November.

15 SEP 2014

Heather Cappello was the lone women’s leader at the Lone Gull 10K in Gloucester on Sunday, September 14th. Leading from the gun, Heather set a new course record in 34:45 and won the USATF-NE Grand Prix 10K title.

05 SEP 2014

The 37th New Haven 20K once again hosted the men’s and women’s USA National Championships. Always on Labor Day, the weather for the 20K race can show the first hint of cooler and dryer autumn days ahead or the last hot and humid dog days of summer.

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.