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Marathon Weekend: 

Marathon Weekend: Saturday, April 18, 2015
19 APR 2014
2014 B.A.A. Relay Challenge
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Copley Square, Boston, MA

More than 20 middle schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 18th consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. In the culmination of a month-long program taught by volunteer coaches, the relay challenge will have students from all of the schools leg in out near the Boston Marathon finish line.

For more information about the 2014 B.A.A. Relay Challenge - click here

B.A.A. Moment 4

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.