Long's Jewelers

Long’s, Fine Jewelers since 1878, is proud to be the Official Award Supplier of the Boston Marathon as well as the co-designer of the permanent Boston Marathon Champions’ Trophy. Each year, Long’s offers a line of officially licensed Boston Marathon jewelry, gifts and collectibles available at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo, online at www.longsjewelers.com, or by calling 877.845.6647 x5839. With five locations throughout New England including downtown Boston, Long’s carries the region’s finest collection of jewelry and watches from world-renowned manufacturers that include Rolex, David Yurman, Mikimoto, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil, and more. As New England’s Diamond Source, Long's also specializes in diamonds and engagement rings. The Long’s diamond, wedding ring, and bridal jewelry selection includes signature pieces as well as items from top designers Ritani, Memoire, and Scott Kay. Each store also offers a giftware gallery of crystal, fine china and more from designers such as Michael Aram, Lladro, Orrefors and Kosta Boda. Long’s specializes in corporate gifts to suit every business need. For more information, log on to www.longsjewelers.com.
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.