B.A.A. 10K

Last updated
B.A.A. 10K
BAA 10K Logo.png
The logo for the B.A.A. 10K
DateLate June
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Event type Road
Distance10 kilometers
Primary sponsor Brigham and Women's Hospital [1] (Since 2016)
Established2011
Official site B.A.A 10K

The B.A.A. 10K is an annual road running event for men and women over 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) that takes place in June in Boston in the United States. A total of 3040 people finished the race at the inaugural edition. [2]

Contents

The B.A.A. 10K is one of two major annual races that cover the 10 kilometer distance in the city, alongside the Tufts Health Plan 10K for women, which is held in October. [3]

History

First organized by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) in 2011, the event represented a further expansion of the group's road running calendar; building on the long-running Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. Half Marathon and B.A.A. 5K were launched in 2001 and 2009 respectively. [4] Unlike the association's more prominent competitions, the 10K does not require that participants achieve a qualifying time to enter the race. The race has a mix of amateur and professional, elite level runners, and a total prize pot of US$30,000 is available. [5]

The starting line of the 2017 BAA 10K in Boston. Start of the 2017 BAA 10K in Boston.jpg
The starting line of the 2017 BAA 10K in Boston.

The course for the race is set in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. It follows a closely looped format, heading west to east with Charles Street acting as both the start and finish point of the race. The race begins by following the perimeter of the Public Garden before heading west along Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road. After reaching the halfway point near the intersection with Babcock Street, the course loops back on itself and runs along Commonwealth Avenue until the finish line on Charles Street. [6] The course passes city landmarks including the Cheers Beacon Hill bar and the campus of Boston University. [5]

The men's and women's winners of the 2011 Boston Marathon ran in the first B.A.A. 10K and both won their respective categories. Geoffrey Mutai won the men's race in 27 minutes 19 seconds (a state record), while Caroline Kilel crossed the line in 31:58 to win the women's section. [7] Mutai defended his title a year later while Kim Smith set a women's record of 31:36. [8]

The B.A.A. 10K is one of two major annual races over the distance in the city, alongside the Tufts Health Plan 10K for women, which is held in October. [3]

The 2017 race was run under sunny skies with a temperature of 65 degrees at the start of the race with rising humidity for the 8,143 registered runners. The men's division was won by Daniel Chebii in 27:58 and the women's division winner was Joan Chelimo in 31:24. Both runners took home the $10,000 prize for winning their respective division. [1]

The 2020 edition of the race was postponed to 2020.11.22 due to the coronavirus pandemic. [9]

Past winners

Key:  Course record

EditionYearMen's winnerTime (m:s)Women's winnerTime (m:s)
1st2011Flag of Kenya.svg  Geoffrey Mutai  (KEN)27:19Flag of Kenya.svg  Caroline Kilel  (KEN)31:58
2nd2012Flag of Kenya.svg  Geoffrey Mutai  (KEN)27:29Flag of New Zealand.svg  Kim Smith  (NZL)31:36
3rd2013Flag of Kenya.svg  Stephen Sambu  (KEN)28:06Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Mamitu Daska  (ETH)31:45
4th2014Flag of Kenya.svg  Stephen Sambu  (KEN)27:25Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Mamitu Daska  (ETH)31:04
5th2015Flag of Kenya.svg  Daniel Salel  (KEN)28:09Flag of Kenya.svg  Mary Wacera  (KEN)32:07
6th2016Flag of Kenya.svg  Daniel Chebii  (KEN)27:55Flag of the United States.svg  Shalane Flanagan  (USA)30:52
7th2017Flag of Kenya.svg  Daniel Chebii  (KEN)27:58Flag of Kenya.svg  Joan Chelimo  (KEN)31:24
8th2018Flag of Tanzania.svg  Gabriel Geay  (TAN)28:24Flag of Kenya.svg  Mary Wacera Ngugi  (KEN)31:55

Related Research Articles

Boston Marathon Worlds oldest regularly run marathon

The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon race hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is traditionally held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, the event was inspired by the success of the first marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics. The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is one of six World Marathon Majors. Its course runs from Hopkinton in southern Middlesex County to Copley Square in Boston.

Moses Mosop Kenyan long-distance runner

Moses Cheruiyot Mosop is a Kenyan middle and long distance athlete. He competed for Kenya at the 2004 Olympic Games and went on to take 10,000 metres bronze at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. He has also been successful in cross country running, having won the silver at the 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships as well as team gold with Kenya in 2007 and 2009.

Gebregziabher Gebremariam Ethiopian long-distance runner

Gebregziabher Gebremariam is a retired Ethiopian long-distance runner. He established himself at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, winning the junior title in 2002 and two silver medals in the senior races in 2004. He represented Ethiopia over 5000 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics, taking fourth place, and over 10000 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was the 2009 World Champion in cross country.

Tadese Tola is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. He has represented Ethiopia at World championship level in cross country, road running, and on the track.

Deriba Merga Ethiopian long-distance runner

Deriba Merga Ejigu is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. He mainly competes in the marathon. He finished fourth in that event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and went on to win the Boston Marathon the following year. His personal best for the distance is 2:06:38 hours.

Aheza Kiros is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who specializes in the 10,000 metres.

Kim Smith (runner) New Zealand long-distance runner

Kimberley "Kim" Smith is a New Zealand middle-distance and long-distance runner who retired in 2016.

Tsegaye Kebede Ethiopian long-distance runner

Tsegaye Kebede Wordofa is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in road running events, including marathons. He quickly rose to become a prominent distance runner after his international debut at the Amsterdam Marathon in 2007. In his second year of professional running, he won the Paris Marathon, the Fukuoka Marathon and won the marathon bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai Kenyan marathon runner

Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai is a long distance runner from Kenya, who specialises in marathons. He is now the joint 6th fastest man ever over the 42.195 km distance.

Geoffrey Mutai Kenyan long-distance runner

Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai is a Kenyan long distance runner who specialises in road running competitions. On 18 April 2011 at the Boston Marathon, Mutai ran the fastest marathon ever at the time in a time of 2 hours 3 minutes 2 seconds, though the time was not recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations as a world record since the Boston course does not meet the criteria to be eligible for the mark.

Lelisa Desisa Ethiopian long-distance runner

Lelisa Desisa Benti is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who specialises in road running competitions. He gained his first international medal at the 2009 African Junior Athletics Championships, where he took the 10,000 metres gold medal.

The 2011 Boston Marathon took place on Monday, April 18, 2011. Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won the men's race in a time of 2:03:02. In recognizing Mutai's mark as the "fastest Marathon ever run", the International Association of Athletics Federations noted that the performance was not eligible for world record status given that the course does not satisfy rules regarding elevation drop and start/finish separation. The Associated Press reported that Mutai has the support of other runners who describe the IAAF's rules as "flawed". According to the Boston Herald, race director Dave McGillivray said he was sending paperwork to the IAAF to have Mutai's mark ratified as a world record. The AP also indicated that the attempt to have the mark certified as a world record "would force the governing bodies to reject an unprecedented performance on the world's most prestigious marathon course".

The 2011 New York City Marathon was the 42nd running of the annual marathon race in New York City, United States, which took place on Sunday, November 6. Sponsored by ING Group, it was the final race of the 2010/11 World Marathon Majors series and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won the men's elite race in a course record time of 2:05:05 hours while Ethiopia's Firehiwot Dado won the women's section in a time of 2:23:15.

Philip Langat Kenyan long-distance runner

Philip Kiprono Langat is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in road running events. He won the 2011 Montferland Run. He has a half marathon best of 1:01:05 and a 10K best of 27:28 minutes.

Deressa Chimsa Ethiopian long-distance runner

Deressa Chimsa Edae is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in marathon races. He represented Ethiopia in the event at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. His personal best of 2:05:42 hours was set at the 2012 Dubai Marathon. He won the Daegu Marathon in 2010.

Dennis Kipruto Kimetto Kenyan long-distance runner

Dennis Kipruto Kimetto is a Kenyan long distance runner who competes in road running events. He was the world record holder in the men's marathon with a time of 2 hours 2 minutes 57 seconds, a record which he held until Eliud Kipchoge broke it in 2018 with a time of 2:01:39.

2012 Berlin Marathon

The 2012 Berlin Marathon was the 39th edition of the annual marathon event and was held on Sunday 30 September on the streets of Berlin, Germany. An IAAF Gold Label Road Race, it was the third World Marathon Majors event to be held that year. Geoffrey Mutai won the men's race in a time of 2:04:15 hours and Aberu Kebede was the women's winner in 2:20:30. A total of 34,377 people finished the marathon race.

Udine Half Marathon

The Udine Half Marathon is an annual road running event over the half marathon distance (21.1 km/13.1 mi) which takes place in late September in Udine, Italy.

Ezekiel Kiptoo Chebii is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in half marathon and marathon races. He has personal bests of 59:05 minutes and 2:09:15 hours, respectively. His half marathon best ranks him among the top twenty all-time for the distance. He has won the Madrid Marathon and the Lille Half Marathon, both in course record times.

Joan Chelimo Melly is a Kenyan female long-distance runner who competes in road running competitions. She is the 2018 Prague Half Marathon Champion and the winner of other prestigious road races such as Berlin Half Marathon, Boston 10K and Boston Half Marathon.

References

  1. 1 2 Connolly, John (2017-06-26). "Daniel Chebii and Joan Chelimo run away with BAA 10K titles". The Boston Herald . Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  2. Mutai sizzles 27:19 in Boston 10Km. IAAF (2011-06-26). Retrieved on 2015-06-21.
  3. 1 2 Tufts Health Plan 10 km. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2010-10-12). Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  4. Event Information 10K. B.A.A. Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  5. 1 2 Cleaver, Skip. The Inaugural B.A.A. 10K in Boston—Still Time to Get in This Limited Field. Cool Running. Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  6. BAA 10K Course Map 2011 Archived 2012-03-21 at the Wayback Machine . B.A.A. (2011). Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  7. Connelly, John (2011-06-27). Feeling at home. Boston Herald . Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  8. World lead for Mutai, course record for Smith at Boston 10k. IAAF (2012-06-24). Retrieved on 2015-06-21.
  9. https://www.baa.org/2020-baa-10k-postponed-until-november-22