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Results & Commentary: 1999 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 1999

October 24, 1999 - Life University dominated the men’s 8K race this year as its student-athletes took the top three places.

Sammy Nyamongo placed first with a time of 23:26, two-time defending champion Silah Misoi was runner-up in 23:30, and George Ondimu finished third in 23:47. As a result, Life University was the clear victor in the men’s team competition with a total time of 2:01:26. Central Mass Striders was second in 2:03:06.

The women’s 5K saw Christine Junkermann, of Club Connecticut, win in 17:16. Sarah Dupre, of the B.A.A., finished second, four seconds behind in 17:20, and ASICS East’s Kelly Varasse captured third in 17:27.

In the team competition, the Syracuse Chargers were awarded the Squires Cup with a combined winning time of 1:32:36, narrowly defeating the B.A.A. by 25 seconds (1:33:01). B.A.A. and adidas again were presenting sponsors of the meet. There were 172 male, 90 female, and 150 youth finishers.

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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.