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10 JUL 2018

Boston Marathon participants who ran on behalf of more than 260 non-profit organizations raised $36.6 million for charity in the 122nd year of the historic race. The fundraising total represents a 7 percent increase, or $2.4 million, over 2017’s results.

24 JUN 2018

The eighth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, helped kick-off the summer season on Boston Common, as 8,337 participants took to the 6.2-mile course through Boston’s Back Bay. Gabriel Geay of Tanzania won a fierce sprint to capture the men’s crown in 28:24, while Kenya’s Mary Wacera held off 2015 Boston Marathon champion Caroline Rotich down the stretch for top women’s honors in 31:55.

14 JUN 2018

The 2018 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will feature one of the strongest fields in its eight-year history, bringing together Boston Marathon champions, Olympians, and global medalists on the roads of Boston. The race will be held on Sunday, June 24, at 8:00 a.m., starting and finishing on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common. The event will showcase Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, as nearly ten thousand participants compete on one of the fastest courses in the world.

15 MAY 2018

Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified open runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

03 MAY 2018

The participants, volunteers, spectators, and public officials at the 2018 Boston Marathon turned in extraordinary performances amid exceptional weather conditions. We are especially proud of five women in Wave One of the Boston Marathon who finished with net-times (meaning Start timing mat to Finish timing mat) that placed them in the top 15 of the overall results, and in the top five of the Masters Division results. Historically, and per published race rules, these top positions that are awarded prize money have almost always been held by women who race from the Elite Women’s Start (EWS).

16 APR 2018

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 determination to master the distance. In 2011, she briefly led down Boylston Street, coming within an agonizing two seconds of becoming the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985.

16 APR 2018

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 battle of 1936. A customarily deep field ensured that the mano a mano competition would always be the focus of the day; but, with conditions ranging from consistently heavy rain to a veritable monsoon, it was undeniable that the weather was enormously significant in the outcome.

16 APR 2018

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 rain stood in stark contrast to last year’s virtually perfect conditions when Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar won in world best times. Hug managed to defend his title in the men’s race this year in 1:46:26 for his fourth-straight Boston win, and Tatyana McFadden won her fifth title in six years in 2:04:39. Both clocked the slowest winning times since the 1980s in elements athletes described as “brutal,” “rough,” and “daunting.”

14 APR 2018

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 Nicole Sifuentes couldn’t handle. The two-time Olympian for Canada, who now lives in Michigan, was hot again, leading the mile from wire-to-wire before breaking the tape in 4:37.2.

14 APR 2018

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-year-old Ethiopian toed the line as the favorite, and she lived up to the billing, outkicking countrywoman Fotyen Tesfay and Kenya’s Monicah Ngige under sunny skies to win in 15:22 and take home the $7,500 top prize.

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