Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116

PowerBar, You’re Stronger Than You Think


PowerBar® is proud to be the official energy bar and energy gel sponsor of the Boston Marathon for the 19th consecutive year. PowerBar® will be featured in the Athletes’ Village, on course, and in the Finish Area for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. The PowerGel Zone will await runners at mile 17, just before Heartbreak Hill and to help athletes recover PowerBar Protein Plus with 20g of Protein, will be available to runners at the finish.  For a comprehensive sports nutrition and training information visit PowerBar.com.

PowerBar®, You’re Stronger Than You Think™

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.