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Results & Commentary: 1994 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 1994

October 23, 1994 - With an increased prize purse, the Reebok USA Cross Country Grand Prix received national attention among runners, and the Mayor’s Cup benefited by its selection as part of the circuit for the second year in a row.

In the men’s race, Abidi Bouazza, of Westchester Track Club, ended Brad Schlapak’s two-year winning streak, taking first place in 23:33. Schlapak finished nine seconds back, capturing second place in 23:42.

Three-time world cross country champion Lynn Jennings, of Nike International, emerged victorious in the women’s race, with a time of 15:45. Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, the defending Mayor's Cup champion, placed second in 16:10. Over the next three years, the course used for the meet would be re-worked several times.

Eventually, for the 1997 season, the open courses and the collegiate courses would come to be the same, thus combining a spectator-friendly venue with one that offered an appropriate athletic challenge. This year’s meet again was sponsored by Reebok. Overall, there were 196 male and 111 female finishers.

B.A.A. Moment 2

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.