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Friday, April 08, 2022

第126屆波士頓馬拉松估計3萬人參加 Boston Pride將領隊

                            (Boston Orange) 波士頓體育會 (BAA)宣佈,第126屆波士頓馬拉松賽將於418日舉行,並邀請「波士頓驕傲 (Boston Pride)」的隊長Jillian DempseyMary Parker出任今年的儀式大統帥。

            他們將引領大約3萬名參加比賽的跑者,從起跑線跑到終點。

「波士頓驕傲」做為全國女子冰棍球聯盟的一部分,在Jillian DempseyMary Parker兩人率領下,連續二年贏得Isobel盃冠軍。他們兩人將由一輛全新的2022年本田5人座箱型客車載送到波約斯頓街和「波士頓驕傲」的隊友會合。

今年的波士頓馬拉松賽還將有2C-130,在早上958分十,從Bradley國家空軍衛隊基地起飛,從霍普金頓的起跑線起飛,預定大約1003分抵達波約斯頓街的終點線。

                         1972年以第6名成績跑完全程的Valerie Rogosheske,非洲裔美人偶像跑者Marilyn Bevans1968年冠軍Amby Burfoot,以及波士頓馬拉松賽主任Dave McGillivray將夾雜在霍普金頓的榮譽起跑者行列中。

                          當天的比賽將由男子輪椅組及女子輪椅組從90205分起開跑,手環及雙人組,專業男子組,專業女子組,殘障運動員組,以及公開賽的第一至第四批跑者,接著陸續出發,最晚一波出發的時間預定為1115分。

                       波士頓馬松賽的粉絲節將由亞馬遜公司在柯普利廣場公園擺出攤位,讓跑者及親友休息,415日中午12點至晚上8點,以及416日的早上10點至8點,417日的早上10點至下午4點,向公眾開放。

B.A.A. Announces Grand Marshals, Official Starters & Race Week Festivities Surrounding 126th Boston Marathon

 BOSTON—In anticipation of the 126th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced the Grand Marshal, Official Starters, and festivities in celebration of the world’s oldest annually run marathon.

 Boston Pride To Serve As Ceremonial Grand Marshals

Boston Pride team captains Jillian Dempsey (Winthrop, MA) and Mary Parker (Milton, MA) will serve as honorary Grand Marshals for the 126th Boston Marathon, leading 30,000 participants from start to finish. Dempsey and Parker helped the Boston Pride claim their second straight Isobel Cup Championship as part of the National Women’s Hockey League.

 Dempsey and Parker will be driven to the finish in the all-new 2022 Honda Passport 5-passenger SUV, where they will join the rest of their Pride teammates on Boylston Street.

 The Boston Marathon will also feature a flyover of two C-130s out of the Bradley Air National Guard Base. The aircrafts will fly over the course beginning with the Hopkinton start line at approximately 9:58 a.m. ET and finishing over the Boylston Street finish line at approximately 10:03 a.m. ET.

 126th Boston Marathon Official Starters

1972 sixth-place finisher Valerie Rogosheske, African-American running icon Marilyn Bevans, 1968 champion Amby Burfoot, and Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray will be among the honorary starters helping set participants on their way from the start line in Hopkinton. A complete list of starters can be found below.

 

DIVISION/PROGRAM 

START TIME 

STARTER 

DESCRIPTION 

Men's Wheelchair 

9:02 a.m. ET 

Marilyn Bevans 

3-time top-10 finisher at Boston and first African-American woman to run sub-3 hours in the marathon

Women's Wheelchair 

9:05 a.m. ET 

Marilyn Bevans 

3-time top-10 finisher at Boston and first African-American woman to run sub-3 hours in the marathon

Handcycles & Duos 

9:30 a.m. ET 

Dave McGillivray 

Boston Marathon Race Director who will be running his 50th consecutive Boston Marathon this year (more below)

Professional Men 

9:37 a.m. ET 

Amby Burfoot  

1968 Boston Marathon Champion who is also running this year 

Professional Women 

9:45 a.m. ET 

Val Rogosheske 

One of the “Original Eight” finishers from the inaugural women’s division at Boston in 1972; running this year, 50 years after finishing 6th, with her two daughters 

Para Athletics Division 

9:50 a.m. ET 

Christina Whelton 

Member of the distinguished Brown family who has served as Boston Marathon starters for nearly a century 

Wave 1 

10:00 a.m. ET 

JT Peebles 

2020 #BAAGivesBack contest winner from Nebraska, running his 10th consecutive Boston Marathon

Wave 2 

10:25 a.m. ET 

Phil Powers 

35-year veteran of the Hopkinton Police Department who retired in January

Wave 3 

10:50 a.m. ET 

Mike Mansir 

Hopkinton Highway Manager who coordinates all DPW efforts surrounding the marathon for the last 26 years

Wave 4 

11:15 a.m. ET 

Mary Carver 

25-year Administrative Assistant at the Hopkinton Fire Department who retired in February

 Boston Marathon Fan Fest presented by Amazon Returns with Star-Studded Panels

Boston Marathon Fan Fest presented by Amazon in Copley Square Park will be the place to soak in the race week atmosphere, enjoy live entertainment, and listen to star-studded panels featuring champions, Olympic medalists, running icons and more. Fan Fest is free and open to the public, and features programming on Friday, April 15 (12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.); Saturday, April 16 (10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.); and Sunday, April 17 (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.).

 Visit baa.org for a complete schedule of events, list of panelists, and entertainment.

 All-New Sam Adams Run Pub to Debut on Dartmouth Street

New for 2022, participants and their families are encouraged to relax and unwind at the Sam Adams Run Pub just steps from the Boston Marathon finish line. Located at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Boylston Street near Copley Square Park, the Boston Marathon Run Pub will be a marathon-themed beer hall featuring Samuel Adams 26.2 Brew. The Run Pub will be open on Friday, April 15 from 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Dave McGillivray To Complete 50th Consecutive Boston Marathon

After directing the 126th Boston Marathon, race director Dave McGillivray will head to Hopkinton to run his 50th consecutive Boston Marathon. On Patriots’ Day, McGillivray will complete the Hopkinton to Boston route in the late afternoon and evening.

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