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Results and Commentary: 2001 Race Highlights

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 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.