Ten Days Until the 10th
Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon on 10.10.10
B.A.A. counts down 10 highlights
from 10 years beginning today.
Boston, Mass. ÛÒ In
celebration of the 10th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The
Jimmy Fund, the Boston Athletic Association announced today it will begin an
event countdown on its new website beginning this afternoon. The ten-day
countdown will display a different highlight from ten years of the popular race
with a short story, and will end on Saturday, October 9, the night before the
event. An advanced preview of the
countdown is included here:
Thursday, September 30
Partnership with Dana-Farber
Since 2003, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The
Jimmy Fund have been the presenting sponsor of the B.A.A. Half Marathon. This partnership allows members of the
Dana-Farber Runners team to raise funds while training for the 13.1 mile race.
9 ÛÒ Martin
Fagan nearly sets course record in 2009
Ireland‘s Martin Fagan emerged through the Emerald Necklace
just one second off of Thomas NyarikiÛªs 2007 course record time. It was a
8 ÛÒ The
unbeatable Tony Nogueira
Course record holder and five-time winner, Tony
Nogueira has become synonymous with winning at the B.A.A. Half Marathon.
Sunday, October 3
Trailblazer Wayne Levy ÛÒ 2001 Champion
In the fledgling B.A.A. Half MarathonÛªs first year, the B.A.A.Ûªs own Wayne Levy led the
way. HeÛªs run the Half Marathon every year since.
6 ÛÒ 43
people aiming to run all ten B.A.A. Half Marathons
Follow them, theyÛªve run this course before.
Running through Franklin Park
Dear Runners: Just because itÛªs eerily quiet, donÛªt
think youÛªre not being watched.
4 ÛÒ Sarah
Nixon back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002
The only runner in race history to win back-to-back
B.A.A. Half Marathon titles, Nixon was running
for more than just victory.
Course record holder and Olympian, Marie Davenport
etched her name in B.A.A. history with her dominating performances in 2003 and
2 ÛÒ 2007
MenÛªs Showdown, Photo Finish
The winner of the fastest B.A.A. Half Marathon wasnÛªt decided until the break tape. ThatÛªs where
Tom Nyariki made a move.
1 ÛÒ The
Parklands are the strength of many cities. Thanks to
the vision of one man, BostonÛªs parks hold a distinction. Thanks to
the City of BostonÛªs Parks and Recreation Department and
the Emerald Necklace Conservancy ÛÒ this park system comprises jewels for all to
10th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon –
8:30 a.m. on Sunday, 10.10.10
Start and Finish:
White Stadium, BostonÛªs Franklin Park
13 miles, 176 yards (21.082 Kilometers)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund
6,000 official participants
A talented field of elite athletes from around the world will compete in
the Half Marathon for a total of $30,000
in prize money. A full list of competitors will be released on Monday, October
4th. Prize money is awarded
equally to men and women based on the time from the starting gun (not by net
time), including $5,000 to the winners of the menÛªs and womenÛªs open division.
B.A.A. Half Marathon course is an
out-and-back route that takes runners
along the Emerald Necklace park system, and includes a section of the
Franklin Park Zoo. It is certified per the guidelines set forth by USA
Track and Field.
New for 2010:
Runners will start and finish in White Stadium in Franklin Park.
WomenÛªs Wheelchair 1:09:44
Belainesh Zemedkun Gebre 21
WomenÛªs Wheelchair 1:17:00
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
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.