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Defending Champs Return for this Sunday’s B.A.A. Half

Defending Champions Return to Boston for this Sunday’s B.A.A. Half Marathon

 

Defending champions Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera set to lead strong professional field for the 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

 

NAME

CITIZENSHIP

PERSONAL BEST

Daniel Salel

KEN

1:00:41

Silas Kipruto

KEN

59:39

Daniel Chebii

KEN

59:49

Abraham Kipyatich

KEN

1:00:03

Tsegay Tuemay

ERI

1:01:39

Pius Nyantika

KEN

1:01:46

Akihiko Tsumurai

JPN

1:01:58

Eliud Ngetich

KEN

1:02:40

Harbert Okuti

UGA

1:03:52

Craig Leon

USA (OR)

1:04:02

Trent Lusignan

USA (MI)

Debut

 

 

WOMEN’S ELITE FIELD (as of October 4, 2016)

 

NAME

CITIZENSHIP

PERSONAL BEST

Mary Wacera

KEN

1:06:29

Diane Nukuri

BDI (AZ)

1:09:12

Mary Davies

NZL (TX)

1:11:07

Nancy Nzisa

KEN

1:11:09

Valentine Kibet

KEN (CO)

1:11:34

Heather Cappello

USA (MA)

1:13:07

Natasha LaBeaud

CAN (CA)

1:13:31

Madeline Duhon

USA (MA)

1:17:22

 

 

OPEN DIVISION PRIZE STRUCTURE (Men and Women)

 

PLACE

AMOUNT (USD)

1

$10,000

2

$6,000

3

$4,000

4

$2,500

5

$1,200

6

$1,000

7

$600

8

$500

9

$300

10

$200

 

 

BONUSES

 

BONUS INCENTIVES FOR TOP OVERALL FINISHES IN 2016 B.A.A. EVENTS*

Win three of the four events

$50,000

Win two of the four events

$20,000

Place among the top two in three of the four events

$10,000

Place among the top three in three of the four events

$5,000

 

* Includes the Boston Marathon.

 

 

EVENT RECORD BONUSES

 

B.A.A. 5K

B.A.A. 10K

B.A.A. HALF MARATHON

BOSTON MARATHON

$5,000

$7,500

$10,000

$25,000

 

 

ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (B.A.A.)

 

Established in
1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a
mission of 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, including
high performance athletes and running club. Since 1986, the principal
sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors,
along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago,
and New York City. More than 60,000 runners will participate in B.A.A.
events in 2016. The 121st Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org

 

 

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