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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 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.