Monday, April 15, 2013

Statement from the Boston Athletic Association

Statement from the Boston Athletic Association
Monday, April 15, 2013
8:00 p.m. ET

The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today's events.

Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance.

We can confirm that all of the remaining runners who were out on the course when the tragic events unfolded have been returned to a community meeting area.

At this time, runners' bags in Boston which remain unclaimed may be picked up by runners presenting their bib number or proof of race participation on Berkeley Street, between St. James and Boylston. There are no bags at 101 Arlington Street.

At this time, we are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials.

We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today.

Please go to the B.A.A. Facebook page -- -- for information.
We post new information as we are able.

Kicking Back Comments: It is a sad day here in Boston. I can only hope as a race we come to our senses and at sometime time soon no longer feel the need to murder and mame innocents.

From all of us here at Kicking Back, our deepest sympathies to all affected.


  1. Hi Peter,

    As a referee who lives just outside Boston and works in town I want to thank you for the kind words. These events has left the city shaken, in need of answers, and time to reflect. Sadly I was friends with one of the three whose lives were cut short due from this horrific act. I know the families are all happy to for the support that nation is showing. The sports community has been one that has shown to be a glue that helps to bring communities together on a global level in times of need.


    1. Steven,

      My deepest sympathy for the loss.
      Please know we are all here with you.