Marathon Sports

Marathon Sports is a collection of individuals bound by a common thread: the love of all things that promote a positive, healthy lifestyle. They stand by the motto "KEEPING YOUR LIFE IN MOTION."

They believe that the act of movement - walking, jogging, running; any activity in which the human body is the vehicle - is a FUNDAMENTAL element of personal wellbeing. And they believe you should be able to do these things in comfort and injury-free.

This is why, for over three decades, they have been committed to making sure the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other is as easy as it sounds.

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.