Sights From a Fast Morning at the 2017 B.A.A. 5K

Fast times prevailed at this morning’s 9th annual B.A.A. 5K. Sunny spring weather in the 60s with hardly any wind set the stage for the race, which took place on Charles Street between the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common, and kicked off Boston Marathon weekend. The race started at 9:30 a.m. EST with the elites setting off first and roughly 10,000 runners trailing behind them. Highlights of the race include: a new American 5K record of 13:20 set by the four-time winner of the men’s elite race, Ben True, and a close yet exciting battle for first between American Molly Huddle (2nd place, 14:56) and Ethiopian Buze Diriba (1st place, 14:54).

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Photos: Steve Godwin

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