Ritchie, Cappello Among the Top Finishers at the U.S. 15k Championship

13 MAR 2013
Ritchie, Cappello Among the Top Finishers at the U.S. 15k Championship
Tim Ritchie and Heather Cappello took a break from the snow and headed south to the U.S. 15k Championship, hosted by the Gate River Run in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Ritchie ran a personal best time of 44:01 - a 40 second improvement over his 2012 time - and took 6th place overall. Cappello placed 13th in 51:25.

For complete results, visit the event website.

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.