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Event Information: Community Partnership

When it comes to important partners with the B.A.A., the City of Boston is atop the list

The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department works in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Town of Brookline and in conjunction with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to provide upkeep and maintenance and to protect and promote the beautiful Emerald Necklace park system.

With the vital work of these important agencies, not only is the B.A.A. Half Marathon held here, but thousands of pleasure-seekers who enjoy the urban parks througout the year are the true beneficiaries.

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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.