Apr 16

Des Linden Earns an American Victory at 122nd Boston Marathon

By Barbara Huebner

In 2007, Des Linden made her 26.2-mile debut at the Boston Marathon. In 2008, she competed in her first U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials here, certain that she would make the team; an infuriating late-race fade sealed her…

Apr 16

Yuki Kawauchi Comes From Behind to Win Boston Marathon

By James O’Brien

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi won the men’s race at the 122nd Boston Marathon in such dramatic fashion that it will surely be recalled alongside such epics as the Duel in the Sun of 1982 and the Johnny Kelley/Ellison Brown…

Apr 16

Marcel Hug, Tatyana McFadden Return to Top of Podium at 2018 Boston Marathon

By Jean Cann

Despite one of the strongest and deepest fields ever assembled for the push-rim wheelchair race, the weather provided the toughest competition at the 122nd Boston Marathon. The blustery headwind, bitter cold, and persistent…

Apr 14

Nicole Sifuentes Goes Two-for-Two at B.A.A. Invitational Mile

By Barbara Huebner

A cold front came through just before the B.A.A. Women’s Invitational Mile late Saturday morning, bringing gusting winds and plummeting temperatures to Boylston Street, but it was nothing that defending champion…

Apr 14

Buze Diriba Retains B.A.A. 5K Title

By Barbara Huebner

Coming into the B.A.A. 5K, defending champion Buze Diriba had won seven U.S. road races – including last week’s Cherry Blossom 10-Mile – since she broke the tape on Charles Street last year. Suffice it to say, the 24-…

Apr 14

Drew Hunter Earns Emphatic B.A.A. Invitational Mile Title

By Jim O'Brien

An icy wind was on its way, but runners in the B.A.A. Invitational Mile were greeted by a window of almost perfect weather.

The professional men’s race was a barn-burner, led by former high school phenom Drew…

Apr 14

Hagos Gebrhiwet Shines in Sprint Finish at B.A.A. 5K

By James O'Brien

Now ten years old and with more than 8,600 runners on the starting line, the B.A.A. 5K is a fixture of the New England racing scene and an integral part of Boston Marathon Weekend. It’s also a key part of Ben True’s…

Apr 09

Defending Champions Return for B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile

American record holder Ben True and Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba aim to retain B.A.A. 5K titles, while global medalist Nicole Sifuentes leads B.A.A. Invitational Mile field.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an…

Apr 05

2018 Boston Marathon Will Mean Over $200 Million For Greater Boston Economy

This is the first year that the Boston Marathon’s Estimated Economic Impact will surpass the $200 million mark

BOSTON (April 5, 2018) - The 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, and surrounding Marathon-related events…

Apr 02

Boston Athletic Association Begins #PassTheBaton Challenge

Campaign to celebrate and spread the altruism that bonds sport, country, community.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced a new component to its Year of Service campaign for the 2018 Boston Marathon, entitled…