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 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.