The Boston Marathon is losing a legendary leader.
He’s 61, but despite his relatively young age, the Boston Athletic Association’s Guy Morse has decided to retire. For those who follow one of the world’s most famous marathons, this news is seen as quite a blow.
During Morse’s 28-year tenure with the organization, the Boston Marathon has realized incredible amounts of success and prosperity.
Under his leadership, Boston institute a prize money structure and garnered long-term corporate sponsorships.
The race grew by leaps and bounds while Morse called the shots–increasing from 5,000 participants to 27,000 runners.
“I believe now is the appropriate time to bring to a close this stage of my career, having served the BAA in a number of roles and in various ways for almost three decades,’’ said Morse earlier this week. I confidently look back upon our accomplishments during my tenure as a leader in the running industry and the community knowing that we are among the most prestigious and stable sports organizations in the world.”
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