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Results & Commentary: 1990 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 1990

October 28, 1990 - The inaugural Mayor’s Cup Cross Country Race held at Boston’s Franklin Park attracted only nine runners, but the late-October race was designed to provide a mid-season, competitive racing opportunity for clubs (both adult and youth).

Michael Baugh, of HFC running club (Hurtin’ For Certain), was the first male across the finish line, while Michelle DiMuro, of the Reebok Racing Team, placed first among women. The event was founded to showcase the newly-created cross country course, starting and finishing on The Playstead.

Due to its efforts in the two years leading up to U.S. National Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park in November 1991 and the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in March 1992, Boston Parks and Recreation became regarded as a proponent for cross country when the City department sought to rejuvenate the sport at one of America’s classic parks.

B.A.A. Moment 7

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.