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08 OCT 2017

Kenyans Daniel Salel and Joan Chelimo swept the top spots at today’s 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Salel completed the three-peat, running away from a large lead pack in the final two miles before breaking the tape in 1:04:31. Calling Boston her lucky city, Chelimo returned to the Bay State and earned a commanding victory in 1:10:31.

02 OCT 2017

The Boston Athletic Association announced today the elite field for the 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Headlining the men’s field is two-time reigning B.A.A. Half Marathon champion Daniel Salel, joined by a pair of USA Olympians in Dathan Ritzenhein and Abdi Abdirahman. In a rematch of June’s B.A.A. 10K, women’s winner Joan Chelimo will be challenged by B.A.A. 5K champion Buze Diriba on the roads of Boston. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be run on Sunday, October 8, 2017, beginning and finishing in Boston’s Franklin Park.

27 SEP 2017

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today continued its notification to applicants of their acceptance into the 2018 Boston Marathon®. In preparation for the 2018 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. implemented the same registration process for qualified runners as it used in the 2012 through 2017 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 122nd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 and will mark the 33rd consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock as its principal sponsor.

20 SEP 2017

Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon began on September 11, and the maximum number of athletes who qualified and applied for entry has now been reached. The Boston Marathon does not have a waiting list, late registration on race weekend, or race day registration. Neither entry nor bibs may be transferred.

20 SEP 2017

The Boston Athletic Association today announced that head coach of its high performance team, Terrence Mahon, will depart the organization at the conclusion of 2017, to return to his home state of California. Since 2013, Mahon has led the high performance group of the B.A.A., with its athletes and teams winning races and accumulating podium finishes around the world. B.A.A. Athletic Performance Director Michael Pieroni and the continued support form adidas remain in place as the high performance team members train and compete.

06 SEP 2017

Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012 through 2017 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

31 JUL 2017

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced Marla Runyan as the organization’s first Athletes with Disabilities Manager. This position will dedicate its attention to the growing field of athletes with disabilities participating in all B.A.A. races and community service programming.

10 JUL 2017

The Boston Athletic Association has appointed Jack Fleming as its Chief Operating Officer. Fleming had been serving as the B.A.A.’s Director of Marketing and Communications. The promotion complements the previous appointment of Tom Grilk as Chief Executive Officer.

28 JUN 2017

SUH Yun-Bok, the 1947 Boston Marathon champion from Korea, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94. Suh was the first Asian champion of the Boston Marathon, setting a then-world record of 2:25:39. It was the first world record ever set on the roads leading to Boston. Suh was an Olympian in 1948, and served as a sports administrator in South Korea for many years.

25 JUN 2017

On a picture-perfect summer morning for racing through downtown Boston, Kenya’s Daniel Chebii and Joan Chelimo ran to victories at the seventh annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Chebii retained his title with a time of 27:58, while Chelimo earned her first win in Boston in 31:24. A total of 8,135 participants completed this year’s race, which started and finished at Boston Common.

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