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WELCOME BOSTON MARATHON RUNNERS! 

Happy 2014! During the next few months, we will send you an occasional e-mail with important race news and participant information that you'll find helpful to your race experience in April. This is our first participant newsletter for 2014. Please follow along with us as we provide information to you leading to the big day.

 

The 118th will be unlike any Boston Marathon we've had before, and we're honored that you'll be a part of it.  


If you have any questions about the event, check out our website and our FAQ section. Or, connect with us on social media. 


We wish you the best of luck as your training continues. 


Sincerely,
B.A.A.


 

We welcome you to join us as #WeRunTogether in the most historic marathon in the world. We will show our support for the many people affected by last year's race day tragedy and together we will move forward to run united.

 

Sharing the roads with you will be the 2013 champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo who return to defend their titles as part of the John Hancock Elite Athlete Team.

 

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"I am very excited to return to Boston this spring to show that we are united in our athletic community and are ready to stand up and show the world we are not afraid," said Lelisa Desisa. "Boston is the most historic race in our world of athletics and to win Boston means so much; it is such an honor. I expect to give my best effort to defend my Boston Marathon title. I know it will not be easy and the day will be much more than a race to most people, but right now my goal is to honor the day and repeat as champion."

 

"Winning the Boston Marathon for me in 2013 was fantastic, especially to come back and win again after 2006, has shown my potential," said Rita Jeptoo. "But of course my victory last year was not as important as helping the victims of the bombs and the families who were affected by the terrible tragedy. Coming back is so nice for me to try to win again and hopefully to bring some hope and joy to families and to the injured. It also will be an honor to run Boston again to show the world that we don't give in to fear."

 

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BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING CLINICS


Hosted by the B.A.A. and in cooperation with adidas, race officials, staff and experts will get you ready to run your best Boston Marathon.

 

Three clinics will be offered prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon, and they will be held at the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center). The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located in Boston's Back Bay at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place across from the John Hancock Tower and adjacent to the MBTA's Back Bay Station.

 

CLINIC DATES

  • Monday, January 27
  • Monday, February 24
  • Monday, March 24
  • All three clinics will begin at 6:00 p.m. ET

Designed to help you train to run your best race, the clinics are free and open to officially registered athletes in the 2014 Boston Marathon and their guests.

 

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BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAMS


The B.A.A.'s Boston Marathon 16-week Training Program began on Monday, December 30. But it's not too late to get started on your preparation for April's race. Training Plan & Rest, Simulating Race Conditions, Training Schedule Flexibility, and Race Preparation are just some of the topics we will provide in this easy to use training guide. Whether you are beginner or advanced marathon runner, we have a program for you!

 

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B.A.A. 5K SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 19

  

The Boston Athletic Association announced that the B.A.A. 5K will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, two days prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon. The start and finish will be relocated from Copley Square Park to Boston Common. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org beginning on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be limited to 10,000 entrants. The cost to register is $50 USD and participants must be 10 years of age or older to register.
 
The B.A.A. 5K will mark the beginning of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K, the B.A.A. 10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Registration for the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley will be limited. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22 and will continue until Wednesday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
 
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TRAIN WITH WHAT'S ON COURSE!

  

Gatorade Endurance is proud to be the Official On-Course Hydration Partner of the Boston Marathon, fueling you throughout the entire race.

 

Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, the Gatorade Endurance line of products was developed to meet the specific needs of endurance athletes.

 

As part of a five-electrolyte blend including nearly two times the sodium and more than three times the potassium per serving of the original Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Gatorade Endurance Formula is designed to help sustain hydration, maintain proper fluid balance and replace the critical electrolytes lost in sweat.

 

Where to buy

As you train for the Boston Marathon, find out which of the Gatorade Endurance products work best for you. To purchase for training, visit our online retailer, www.FuelBelt.com/GatoradeEndurance.  To learn more about the Gatorade Endurance line of products, visit www.Gatorade.com/Endurance.

 




 
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