BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that the top men’s and women’s finishers of the 1967 Boston Marathon, Dave McKenzie and Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Gibb, will be Co-Grand Marshals of the 2017 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 17. The Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world, and is traditionally held on Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of world class competitors for the 2017 B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile, to be held on Saturday, April 15, two days prior to the 2017 Boston Marathon®. Rhode Island’s Molly Huddle and New Hampshire’s Ben True will return to Boston each aiming to earn their fourth B.A.A. 5K titles.
Sam Chelanga, in his UAE Healthy Kidney 10K debut, edged out second place finisher Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya by just 64 hundredths of a second to win the race - NEW YORK (April 9, 2017)—U.S. athlete, Sam Chelanga, won the 13th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K on Sunday, April 9, in Central Park in 28:21. Mamitu Daska, of Ethiopia, finished first for the women in 31:37.
Allan Kiprono and Fate Tola are the winners of the HAJ Hannover Marathon. In what is his biggest career win the Kenyan clocked 2:09:52 in fine but relatively warm weather conditions. Fellow-Kenyan Philip Sanga snatched second place from Norway’s Sondre Moen in the final metres of the race. Both runners were timed with 2:10:07. Moen’s time is a Norwegian record.
Race organizers announce dynamic prize purse to attract top U.S. talent - Sacramento has been selected to host the U.S. Marathon Championships at the California International Marathon for men and women in 2017 and 2018 as announced by USA Track & Field, the sport’s national governing body.
- American Runner Molly Huddle and South African Wheelchair Racer Ernst Van Dyk Clinch Third Consecutive United Airlines NYC Half Titles
- Nearly 9,000 Conquer Cool, Breezy Conditions at 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon
- Kenyans Elisha Barno and Hellen Jepkurgat WIN 2017 SKECHERS PERFORMANCE LOS ANGELES MARATHON
- Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Set to Make History
- USA Track & Field Foundation announces 32 Youth Club Grant recipients