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 4

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.