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The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) is an organized sports association for the Greater Boston area, and hosts the Boston Marathon. The BAA was established in 1887 to “encourage all manly sports and promote physical culture.”

The BAA, inspired by the revival of the ancient marathon for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, held the first Boston Marathon in April 1897.

For the official BAA website, click here (note Bill’s Boston Marathon Qualifying Marathons Guide is not endorsed by and has no affiliation with the BAA).

Sources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Athletic_Association
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Marathon

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