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 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.