29 May '12, 1pm

The BAA's final number of #BostonMarathon deferments, plus the explanation behind it:

By Peter Gambaccini Photo by Robert Reese Confusion, characterized by comments on our website, ran rampant earlier this week when the Boston Athletic Association announced that 2,160 entrants who had pulled their racing bibs and elected not to run in the 2012 Boston Marathon had been approved to run in next April’s running. That figure was considerably larger than the number, 427, that had been widely reported last April, when some runners, fearing the forecast of extreme heat, decided not to compete. We reached Marc Davis, the Boston Athletic Association communications director, on Friday, to have him explain the discrepancy in the two figures for deferments, 427 and 2,160. “That initial number was just the amount of deferments polled from one section, basically, from one area,” explained Davis.”There were people that picked up [racing bibs] at the expo, there were people...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/05/25/b-a-a-clarifies-b...

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B.A.A. Clarifies Boston Deferments

news.runnersworld.com 25 May '12, 10pm

By Peter Gambaccini Photo by Robert Reese Confusion, characterized by comments on our website, ran rampant earlier this we...