Tim Ritchie Earns Bronze at the 2012 U.S. 15k Championship

10 MAR 2012
Tim Ritchie Earns Bronze at the 2012 U.S. 15k Championship
With the indoor track season concluded, Timothy Ritchie wasted no time getting back to the roads. On Saturday, March 10th, Ritchie traveled to Florida to compete in the UASTF 15k Championship, hosted by the Gate River Run. The men's winner, Mo Trafeh, broke away from the pack early, but Ritchie maintained a good position in the chase pack. He finished in third place overall with a strong 44:41 performance and just four seconds shy of taking the runner-up spot.

Ritchie just capped off an impressive indoor season which was highlighted by a sub-4 minute mile at the B.U. Terrier Classic in January and an appearance in the indoor two mile at the USATF Indoor Track Classic in February - the same race that saw Galen Rupp set a new American record. Look for him to head back to the track later in the spring.

For complete results, visit the event website.

B.A.A. Moment 1

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.