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Results & Commentary: 1991 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 1991

October 27, 1991 - The second Mayor’s Cup races took place following the official dedication of the Franklin Park course.

This year’s race served as a preview to the U.S. National Championships, and Andrew Ball, of Nike Running Room, claimed victory in the men’s 5.9-kilometer race with a time of 17:49. Local favorite and former Northeastern University standout Brad Schlapak was runner-up in 18:01.

Nike Boston’s Gwyn Coogan easily won the women’s title (5.9 kilometers) in 20:23, one minute, 34 seconds ahead of second place finisher Margaret Beardslee. Nike Boston Track Club sponsored the race.

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.