Ritchie Showcases His Talent Downtown

23 SEP 2013
Ritchie Showcases His Talent Downtown
Tim Ritchie continued to impress when he brought his talent downtown, adding another top ten finish at a USATF Long Distance Running LDR National Championship. Ritchie placed 6th overall in the 5k race which was hosted by the CVS Caremark Downtown 5k on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Providence, RI. In addition, he solidified his standing in the top ten in the 2013 U.S.A. Road Circuit (USARC).

The USARC is a USA Track & Field road series featuring USA championships from one mile through the marathon. The mission of the USARC is to showcase, support and promote U.S. runners. The 2013 series will conclude this fall with the US National Road Racing Championships on November 17 in Alexandria, Virginia. The top ten finishers at each race on the circuit qualify to compete in the .US National Road Racing Championships. In addition to the 5k, Ritchie has placed in the top ten at the 15k, half-marathon and 20k championships. His performance at the 5k championship earned him seven points in the standings and bumped him from ninth overall to sixth place with 22 points, only five points out of fourth.

USARC STANDINGS as of 9/22/13:
1. Matt Tegenkamp (60)
2. Mo Trafeh (33)
3. Shadrack Biwott (32)
4. Abdi Abdirahman (27)
5. Josphat Boit (26)
6. Tim Ritchie (22)
7. Ben True (21)
8. Bobby Curtis (19)
9. Meb Keflezighi (18)
T10. Chris Derrick , Ryan Vail, Garrett Heath, Andrew Bumbalough (15)

For current standings click here.

For more information on the season-ending race visit the event website.

For complete results of the CVS Caremark Downtown 5k, 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.