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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.

18 AUG 2014

The B.A.A.’s High Performance Team placed high at the 42nd running of the Falmouth Road Race under sunny skies and warmer than forecasted race conditions. Katie Matthews led a trio of B.A.A. women with a top ten finish placing 9th overall (4th US) in 37:51 followed by 2003 Falmouth Road Race Champion Jen Rhines in 11th overall (6th US) in 38:12. Jen is still comfortable at the top of the podium in her new uniform and age category winning the women’s Masters division easily. New teammate, Elaina Balouris in her debut race as a Unicorn, finished 13th overall (8th US) in 38:27.

04 AUG 2014

David Bedoya and Laura Brustolon led the way for the B.A.A. running club at the Thursday evening classic Marathon Sports 5 Mile Road Race.

04 AUG 2014

Caroline Bjune received a USATF First Timer Grant to compete in the Masters Outdoor National Track & Field Championships.

23 JUL 2014

B.A.A. Running Club was well represented at the summer classic Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K on Thursday, July 17th. With temperatures in the low 70’s and a break in the humidity, the B.A.A. club team heated up the roads with a pair of first place finishes and winning several age group awards. Andreas Heilmann was the man to beat as the returning champion and winner of the last four Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5Ks, but a “fifth-peat” was not in the cards for Andreas this summer.

14 JUL 2014

Get the latest news on upcoming races and B.A.A. Running Club practices.

02 JUL 2014

Four outstanding, female distance and middle distance runners have joined the Boston Athletic Association, the organization has announced. Elaina Balouris, Juliet Bottorff, and Emily Lipari completed their collegiate eligibility in June, and they will reside and train in Boston, representing the B.A.A. These athletes will join Katie Matthews, another recent graduate who has been training and racing with the B.A.A. since the beginning of this year when she completed her collegiate eligibility. All four women are part of the B.A.A.’s new high performance team and will be coached by the B.A.A.’s Terrence Mahon.

23 JUN 2014

B.A.A. Running Club was well represented with several high places among the top finishers in the 4th annual B.A.A. 10K on Sunday. B.A.A. High Performance athlete, Jen Rhines, led the way with an 8th place finish in 33:45 followed by Heather Cappello in 10th place in 34:26 to round out the Top Ten for the women. Heather’s performance is no surprise considering her strong showing in spring National Championship races including the Gate River Run 15K in March and the River Bank Run 25K in May.

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.