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 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.