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Kinesiology Major Finishes Boston Marathon

On April 18, 2016, Jordan Kurtz a Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Sports Management had a marathon finish time of 2:46:4. Jordan commented on how deeply emotional the event was in light of the tragic events of 2013. He said, "It was an amazing experience because it felt like the entire city was out to support the runners. Also, I didn't realize how emotional it would be to have the medal placed around my neck." Approximately 500,000 spectators line the 26.2-mile course annually, making the Boston Marathon New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. The Boston event was Jordan's third marathon in the calendar year. Congratulations!

Boston Athletic Association

Among the nation’s oldest athletic clubs, the B.A.A. was established in 1887, and, in 1896, more than half of the U.S. Olympic Team at the first modern games was composed of B.A.A. club members. The Olympic Games provided the inspiration for the first Boston Marathon, which culminated the B.A.A. Games on April 19, 1897. John J. McDermott emerged from a 15-member starting field to complete the course (then 24.5 miles) in a winning time of 2:55:10. The Boston Marathon has since become the world’s oldest annually contested marathon. [Source B.A.A. website]

Congratulations Jordan Kurtz!