Faber, Ritchie Among the Top Finishers at the U.S. 20k Road Championship; Ely Sets CR in Kauai

04 SEP 2012
Faber, Ritchie Among the Top Finishers at the U.S. 20k Road Championship; Ely Sets CR in Kauai
Jeannette Faber and Timothy Ritchie took top places at the U.S 20k Championship, hosted by the New Haven 20k on Monday, September 3, 2012. Returning to the race with new 10k and marathon personal bests, Faber moved up a place from her 2011 finish and added another PB to her resume. Her 1:09:35 earned her 7th place overall and was over a minute faster than her 1:10:53 from last year. Ritchie cracked the top fifteen with his 1:01:47 , placing 14th overall in a deep race that saw the top four runners break the 60 minute mark. Eric Ashe, Brian Harvey and Jonathan Baker also posted solid performances with Ashe taking 22nd in 1:03:30, Harvey was 28th in 1:04:57 and Baker was 35th in 1:08:03

Click here for complete New Haven 20k results.


Also competing this weekend was Brett Ely, who won the Kauai Marathon in Kauai, HI on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Ely ran 2:46:05 to win handily and - and place 4th overall - while setting a new course record in the process. Her time shattered the previous course record of 3:10:07 and was over 3 minutes ahead of the next finisher and 3 1/2 minutes ahead of the second place woman.

Click here for the Kauai Marathon results.


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.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.