Ritchie, Ashe, Lead B.A.A. Men to Silver at 2012 USATF 5k Championship

17 SEP 2012
Ritchie, Ashe, Lead B.A.A. Men to Silver at 2012 USATF 5k Championship
Tim Ritchie and Eric Ashe both recorded top 20 finishes and led the men’s team to a runner-up finish at the 2012 CVS Caremark Downtown 5k on Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Providence, RI. The race again played host to the USATF National 5k Championships, attracting top road racing talent from around the country. Also posting strong results and contributing to the team effort were Samuel Alexander in 26th place, Peter Gilmore in 29th place and Chris Magill in 51st place.

The B.A.A. was also ably represented in the age group competition with Bill Riley (21:03) and Harry Carter (23:22) taking second and third in the 70+ competition.

Male USATF Team Results
1. NYAC = 1:14:02
2. BAA = 1:14:51
Timothy Ritchie 14:35, Eric Ashe 14:43, Samuel Alexander 14:54, Peter Gilmore 15:00, Chris Magill 15:39;
3. Syracuse Chargers = 1:17:45

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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.