Statement from the B.A.A.

The Boston Athletic
Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in
any way by today’s events.


Today is a sad day for the
City of Boston,
for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th
running of the Boston Marathon.  What was intended to be a day of joy and
celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little


We can confirm that all of
the remaining runners who were out on the course when the tragic events
unfolded have been returned to a community meeting area.


At this time, runners bags
in Boston which remain unclaimed may be picked
up by runners presenting their bib number or proof of race participation
on Berkeley Street, between St. James and


At this time, we are
cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law
enforcement officials.


We would like to thank the countless people from
around the world who have reached out to support us today.

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