Ritchie Notches Another Top Ten Finish at New Haven

03 SEP 2013
Ritchie Notches Another Top Ten Finish at New Haven
The fall racing season officially kicked-off with the New Haven 20k in New Haven, CT on Monday, September 2nd and Tim Ritchie notched another top ten finish at a USATF National Road Championship. Moving up six places from his 2012 race, Ritchie finished 8th overall posting a 1:02:04 on a warm, humid day. In June, Ritchie took 4th in the U.S. Half Marathon Championship.

Colman Hatton also raced well in less than ideal conditions, placing 21st overall in the USATF National 20k Road Championship. His strong performance comes on the heels of his 11th-place finish at the Beach to Beacon 10k in his hometown of Cape Elizabeth, ME last month. In the women's race, Sarah Bard and Laura Brustolon both had solid performances, placing 26th and 27th respectively.

RESULTS:
8. Timothy Ritchie 1:02:04
21. Colman Hatton 1:05:09
27. Brad Mish 1:08:26
31. Jonathan Baker 1:09:40
96. Sarah Bard 1:20:25
101. Laura Brustolon 1:20:57

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B.A.A. Moment 5

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.