Thank You to B.A.A. Running Club Volunteers

13 FEB 2011
Thank You to B.A.A. Running Club Volunteers

The B.A.A. would like to thank the following individuals who volunteered to assist at the Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run and the MIT Indoor Track Meets:

Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run
Peter DeCambre
Kevin Gallagher
Ann Morrissey
John Podobinski
George Sondecker

MIT Alumni Meet
Rick Brandt
Luke Dodge
Matt Hebert
Andreas Heilmann
Ann Morrissey
Bernie O'Reilly
George Sondecker
Dorothy Zirkle

MIT Coed Invitational
John Barrett
Jesse Bump
Jennifer Campbell
Beth Coughlin
Peter DeCambre
Burcu Duygan-Bump
Jimmy Ellis
Brian Foley
Hari Iyer
Alex Kolb
Michael McKechnie
Kyle Ormsby
John Podobinski
Sean Prior
Ben Schersten
Jamie Wilson

Your assistance helped ensure the smooth running of all three events and is critical to maintaining the B.A.A.'s relationship with MIT. Your willingness to step forward and volunteer your time is greatly appreciated!
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.