Results and Commentary

Past champions of the B.A.A. 5K

 

The B.A.A. 5K began in 2009, and became an instant hit among runners from far and wide. Viewed by many as the “calm before the storm,” the Sunday of Marathon weekend traditionally was for shopping, loading up on carbohydrates at the pasta dinner, and most importantly – resting. But now, runners of shorter distances, and even a few marathoners looking for a last-minute tune-up are taking to Boylston Street in anticipation of the big day. The race helps people get into the running spirit of the weekend, and offers the unique opportunity to cross the Boston Marathon finish line in front of hundreds of cheering spectators.

PAST CHAMPIONS

Men’s Open Division

YEARNAME (CITIZENSHIP)AGETIME
2009 Jarrod Shoemaker  (USA) 26 14:28
2010 Josh Cox  (USA) 34 14:31
2011 Ben True  (USA) 25 14:07
2012 Ben True  (USA) 26 13:41
2013 Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 23 13:37
2014 Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 24 13:26*

 

Women’s Open Division

YEARNAME (CITIZENSHIP)AGETIME
2009 Maria Varela  (USA) 27 17:36
2010 Jennifer Campbell  (USA) 26 16:51
2011 Lineth Chepkurui  (KEN) 24 15:52
2012 Werknesh Kidane  (ETH) 31 15:12*
2013 Kim Smith (NZL) 31 15:16
2014 Molly Huddle (USA) 29 15:12*

 
* Event Record

B.A.A. Moment 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).