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.
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.
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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.
More details on the B.A.A. 10K forthcoming; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in covering the event.
ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (B.A.A.)
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. More than 60,000 runners will participate in B.A.A. events in 2019. The 124th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.