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On 50th anniversary of 1967 race, McKenzie and Gibb to lead 30,000 participants from Hopkinton to Boston

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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.

American record holders Molly Huddle and Ben True seek B.A.A. 5K titles, while global medalist Dawit Seyaum leads B.A.A. Invitational Mile field.

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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.

Chelanga, Daska Win 2017 UAE Healthy Kidney

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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 wins after thrilling battle in Hannover

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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.