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Marathon Weekend: Saturday Events

Marathon Weekend: Saturday, April 18, 2015
18Apr2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA

The 7th annual B.A.A. 5K will be held on April 18, 2015, two days before the Boston Marathon. The start and finish of the B.A.A. 5K are located on Charles Street between the Boston Public Gardens and Boston Common.

18Apr2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: John B. Hynes Convention Center

John B. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
(617) 954-2000

Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (tentative times)

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.