From the Mountains to the Praries: B.A.A. Athletes Place at Major Races

22 JUN 2012
From the Mountains to the Praries: B.A.A. Athletes Place at Major Races
Saturday, June 16th was a full day for B.A.A. athletes with the club represented in two major races in different parts of the country. Here in New England, several club members headed to the mountains to compete in the ever-competitive Mt. Washington race. Reigning World Mountain Running Champion, Kasie Enman placed third overall for the club in the women's race. Eric Blake, also a seasoned mountain runner and a member of several U.S. Mountain Running Teams, took third in the men's race.

Click here for the 2012 USATF Half Marathon Championship Results.

Meanwhile, out in the Midwest, Timothy Ritchie and Jeannette Faber also mirrored one another's performances, each taking fifth place at the U.S. Half Marathon Championships in Duluth, MN. Ritchie, who broke 4 minutes for the mile indoors this winter, continued to demonstrate his versatility, finishing in 1:03:57. Faber, who has recently run 33:12 for 10k on the track and competed in the 2012 US Olympic Team Trials-Women's Marathon, posted an impressive 1:13:27.

Click here for the 2012 USATF Half Marathon Championship Results.
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.