adidas

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-778-1632
e-mail:tk@baa.org

Official Footwear and Apparel

adidas

adidas is honored to begin its 27th year as the Official Footwear and Apparel Supplier of the Boston Marathon. In 2015, adidas continues its commitment to the spirit of the marathon and its strong community of runners, volunteers, and spectators.

Continuing its longstanding tradition with the B.A.A., adidas is proud to supply exclusive Boston Marathon jackets to more than 10,000 B.A.A. volunteers and more than 3,500 race officials and media personnel. adidas will also provide 30,000 participant tees to Boston Marathon runners. The official collection of the 2015 Boston Marathon performance apparel and footwear will be available to race participants and fans at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo, and at select local retailers.

In celebration of the marathon’s legacy, adidas supports a series of pre-race events including the B.A.A. Relay Challenge and the B.A.A. Invitational Mile. Leading up to the race, adidas hosts marathon training clinics at Marathon Sports as well. adidas is excited to partner with the B.A.A in its Boston Marathon World Run, a virtual running program that unites the global community leading up to the Boston Marathon.
adidas has been a sponsor of the B.A.A. Running Club since 1992. In 1999, adidas and the B.A.A. unveiled their joint venture consisting of a long-term, year-round running program designed to promote overall fitness and health among Boston-area youth throughout Boston Public Schools. Since then, more than 30,000 students have participated in adidas-sponsored B.A.A. events.

adidas founder Adi Dassler had a passion for running and a passion to make equipment that helps every athlete perform at their best. Today, adidas remains committed to making the best running products available. To learn more about adidas running, visit www.adidas.com/running.

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.