B.A.A. 10K Reaches 8,000 Limit in 3 Days

The B.A.A. 10K, scheduled for Sunday, June 22, reached its field size limit of 8,000 entrants.
BOSTON ‰ÛÒ The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced
that registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K has closed after its 8,000
entrant field size limit was reached. The 6.2-mile road race will be
held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at
Boston Common, and will be the B.A.A.‰Ûªs first event following its
successful 118th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21, 2014.
Registration opened on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and closed at
approximately 3:00 pm. EDT on Sunday, May 4. 
The B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance
Medley, a three-race series which also includes the B.A.A. 5K in April
and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
and the Jimmy Fund, on October 12. Among those
who are registered for the B.A.A. 10K are 2,625 entrants who have
signed up for all three events of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley.
The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston’s Back Bay.
Notable neighborhoods and attractions include the legendary Bull and
Finch Pub, after which the television series “Cheers” was developed, the
campus of Boston University, and Kenmore Square.
The race begins on Charles Street and winds down picturesque
Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street
near Boston University. The course then heads back on Commonwealth
Avenue, around the Public Garden, and finishes on Charles Street.
A prize purse of $48,500 (USD) will be distributed to the top 10
runners overall, the top three masters finishers (ages 40 and older),
and the top three push rim wheelchair finishers. Prize money awards are
equal for men and women and are based on gun
time results. The men‰Ûªs and women‰Ûªs champions will each receive $10,000
(USD) in prize money.  
In the 2013 B.A.A. 10K, Kenya‰Ûªs Stephen Sambu won in 28:06,
defeating 2013 Boston Marathon® champion Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, who
finished second in 28:15. Kenya‰Ûªs Daniel Salel placed third with a time
of 28:30. 
In the women‰Ûªs race, Ethiopia‰Ûªs Mamitu Daska led from the start and
won in 31:45. New Zealand native and Providence, RI resident Kim Smith
placed second in 33:45. Millicent Kuria, of Kenya, finished third with a
time of 33:52.
B.A.A. 10K Entrants in Prior Years 
About the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
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.‰Ûªs 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. The
Boston Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors, along with the
international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York
City. More than 60,000 runners will participate in B.A.A. events in
2014. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on
Monday, April 20, 2015. For more information on the B.A.A., please
visit www.baa.org.

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