Boston is making a comeback as an elite runner’s haven, thanks to initiatives by the Boston Athletic Association and New Balance, the Boston Globe reports.
Last fall, the BAA launched a program for Olympic-level runners, boasting a roster of Olympic veterans and promising new recruits. This fall, New Balance aims to do the same by assembling an elite team that will live and train in and around the city.
Terrence Mahon, the BAA elite team coach, told the Globe:
“For us, it comes back to the fact that to be great, to be national class, you don’t necessarily have to train in isolation, in the mountains somewhere. ... With a great support system in Boston, we feel we’ll have everything we need and more to help these young kids become national champions and Olympians.”
In total there will be about a dozen Boston runners participating in various events at the 2016 US Olympic track and field trials.
Read the full Globe story here.