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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 2

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The starting field of 38,708 for the centennial race stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions. The historic 100th Boston Marathon was monumental for another reason. It was the first time that a chip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon.