B.A.A.’s High Performance Team Earn Top Finishes at the Falmouth Road Race

18 AUG 2014
B.A.A.’s High Performance Team Earn Top Finishes at the Falmouth Road Race

The B.A.A.’s High Performance Team placed high at the 42nd running of the Falmouth Road Race under sunny skies and warmer than forecasted race conditions. Katie Matthews led a trio of B.A.A. women with a top ten finish placing 9th overall (4th US) in 37:51 followed by 2003 Falmouth Road Race Champion Jen Rhines in 11th overall (6th US) in 38:12. Jen is still comfortable at the top of the podium in her new uniform and age category winning the women’s Masters division easily. New teammate, Elaina Balouris in her debut race as a Unicorn, finished 13th overall (8th US) in 38:27.

Samuel Alexander was the top performer for the B.A.A. men placing 18th overall (15th US) in 35:38 and Chris Magill was 44th overall in 38:27 with a 2nd place podium finish in the men’s Masters division. On the women’s side, Hilary Dione was the top B.A.A. women’s racing team performer placing 17th overall in her first Falmouth Road Race with a time of 40:30 and Mimi Fallon was 25th overall in 44:01 also scoring a podium finish as 3rd Masters for the women.

There were many more fine individual performances from the B.A.A. Unicorns on a day that shined for everyone. The early forecast called for cooler temps with a chance of showers, but the morning sun baked many along the coastal course slowing the pace as the race progressed. Congrats to all who raced the Falmouth 7 miler this weekend and enjoy the final days of summer running!

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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.