B.A.A.’s Caroline Bjune wins 10K title at USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

04 AUG 2014
B.A.A.’s Caroline Bjune wins 10K title at USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

Caroline Bjune received a USATF First Timer Grant to compete in the Masters Outdoor National Track & Field Championships. The meet took place at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina on July 17th – 20th. The first event of the meet was the women’s 10,000 meter race with Caroline leading the way to victory in 40:17 and over a minute ahead of the next competitor. Caroline returned to the track the following day to compete in the 5000 meter race where she placed 7th overall in the 40-44 age category with a time of 19:33. Congrats to Caroline on her first national championship win as a master.

Click below for full results from USATF Masters Outdoor Championship Track & Field Meet:

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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.