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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Marathon Champion Returns to Boston for Weekend Events

Marathon Champion Returns to Boston for Weekend Events
Men’s Wheelchair Champion Daniel Romanchuk to be celebrated at Community Events and B.A.A. 10K, Presented by Brigham & Women’s Hospital

BOSTON, MA (11-June) – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the 2019 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham & Women’s Hospital, will welcome 2019 Boston Marathon champion Daniel Romanchuk back to Boston for the B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and surrounding race weekend events.

Romanchuk won the 123rd Boston Marathon in a time of one hour, 21 minutes, 36 seconds — a pace of 3:07 per mile and the fastest time ever by an American at Boston. The 20-year-old trains with the prestigious University of Illinois racing team. Prior to his 2019 Boston Marathon victory, Romanchuk won the 2018 Chicago and New York City Marathons, completing the American sweep over a six-month span. The 2019 Champion’s stay in Boston includes the Sunday, June 23rd race and several media opportunities beginning on Friday afternoon. A detailed list of media events and opportunities can be found below.

Events are open to the media with prior registration. Please email media@baa.orgfor your organization to attend.

Friday, June 21

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Daniel will answer questions and engage with B.A.A. 10K athletes at the 2019 B.A.A. 10K Race Weekend Clinic at
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 45 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115.

Saturday, June 22
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The B.A.A. will bring its youngest Wheelchair champion in history to engage the next generation of athletes, as Daniel will meet, greet, and interact with young Para athletes at the Adaptive Sports New England Para Track & Field practice in Somerville, MA.

4:05 PM
Historic Fenway Park, home of the World Champion Boston Red Sox, welcomes the 2019 Boston Marathon Champion to throw out the first pitch as the Boston Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Media availability via Boston Red Sox

Sunday, June 23

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Daniel will return to the roads of Boston and complete his Boston Marathon victory lap by racing the B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He will aim to break the B.A.A. 10k course record of 22:55, held by Tony Nogueira from the 2016 B.A.A. 10K. Following the race, Romanchuk will congratulate finishers, meet and greet participants, and enjoy the post-race festivities on Boston Common.

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