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Results & Commentary: 2001 Recap

Inaugural B.A.A. Half Marathon

See 2001 Results - Click Here Another chapter in Boston’s illustrious road running history was written on Sunday, October 14 as the inaugural running of the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by New England Baptist Hospital, drew 2,529 starters from 28 states to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace park system.

Wayne Levy, of the host Boston Athletic Association, led a 1-2-3 club sweep of the men’s race and Sarah Nixon, of Medfield won the women’s open division.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.