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Elite Entrants for B.A.A. Invitational Mile

Men‰Ûªs
and Women‰Ûªs Elite Milers Return to

B.A.A.
Invitational Mile on Marathon
Weekend

 

Boston, MA ‰ÛÒ The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
announced today that some of the fastest milers in the world will be taking part
in the second-annual B.A.A. Invitational Mile races on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at
9:30 a.m. on Boylston Street in Boston, at the finish line of the
114th Boston Marathon. The professional athletes will compete for a
prize purse of $14,500, including $3,000 to the top male and female
finisher. 

 

The men‰Ûªs field is highlighted by defending champion
Darren Brown (personal best of 3:58.35), American Garrett Heath (p.b. of
3:57.34), and Great
Britain‰Ûªs top miler ‰ÛÒ Andrew Baddeley (p.b. of
3:49.38). In total, the men‰Ûªs field represents three countries, and presents a
long resume of running accomplishments and honors. The women‰Ûªs field includes
three top Americans: Erin Donahue (p.b. of 4:26.48), Sara Hall (p.b. of
4:32.24), and Morgan Uceny (p.b. of 4:31.70), as well as other top athletes from
around the world. A partial list of athletes is included below. More
participants will be added to the fields.

 

Sara Hall is the wife of marathoner Ryan Hall, who is
attempting to become the first American male to win the Boston Marathon since
1983. He finished in third place last year.  

 

Both professional mile races are held after the
B.A.A. 5K and the B.A.A. Scholastic Mile races on the day before the Boston
Marathon. The Sunday events are in their second year and provide an additional,
exciting element to the prestigious weekend of road running. ‰ÛÏThe Invitational
Mile races last year were a rousing success. Both the athletes and spectators
really enjoyed the track-meet nature of the events. This year‰Ûªs fields are
deeply talented, and the B.A.A. expects another competitive day of racing on
Marathon weekend,‰Û said Guy Morse, executive
director of the B.A.A.

 

Participants of the 5K and the Boston Marathon are
encouraged to watch all of the mile races, and bleacher seating in front of the
Boston Public Library will be open. For more information on the Invitational
Mile races, the 114th Boston Marathon, or the 2010 B.A.A. 5K, please
visit www.baa.org.

 

Established
in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit
organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy
lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the
world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events
and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs.
Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston
Marathon has been John Hancock Financial
Services.

 

 

 

2010
Boston Athletic
Association

Invitational
Mile

Sunday,
April 18, 2010


 

Men‰Ûªs
Elite Field*

Name
(Age, Residence)                                                   
Personal Best (Location)

 

Andrew
Baddeley (27, Great
Britain)                                
3:49.38
(Olso, NOR, 2008)

Juan
Luis Barrios (26, Mexico)                                          
3:56.08 (New York,
NY, 2007)

Darren
Brown (25, United
States)                                      
3:58.35
(Dublin, IRE,
2008)

Mark
Draper (25, Great
Britain)                                         
3:56.80 (New York,
NY, 2010)

Garret
Heath (25, United
States)                                       
3:57.34 (Boston,
MA, 2010)

Ricky
Stevenson (21, Great Britain)                                  
3:56.31 (Boston, MA, 2010)

 

 

Women‰Ûªs
Elite Field*

Name
(Age, Residence)                                                   
Personal Best (Location)

 

Erin
Donahue (26, United
States)                                      
4:26.48 (Rieti, ITA, 2008)

Sarah
Hall (27, United States)                                            
4:32.24
(Falmouth, MA, 2009)

Roisin
McGettigan (29, Ireland)                                          
4:35.55
(Philadelphia, PA, 2004)

Marina
Muncan (27, Serbia)                                               
4:33.16
(Toronto, ONT,
2009)

Morgan
Uceny (25, United
States)                                     
4:31.70
(Falmouth, MA, 2009)

 

 

*as
of 3/30/2010

   

 

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