BAA Teleconference With Nick Willis, Kim Smith, Ben Bruce, and Gabrielle Anderson

by LetsRun.com
April 12, 2013

Today the BAA conducted a press conference on Sunday’s Invitational mile and 5k races as well as its $100,000 distance medley challenge. The press conference was moderated by 1996 Olympic steeple finalist and former American 2-mile record holder (as well as still 5k road record holder) Marc Davis. Participants included:

  •      Kim Smith:   B.A.A. 5K, returning champion of the 2012 B.A.A. Distance Medley
  •      Nick WIllis:  Silver Medalist 1500m – 2008, Invitational Mile
  •           Ben Bruce:  B.A.A. Invitational Mile, 8:19 Steeplechaser
  •          Gabrielle Anderson:  B.A.A. Invitational Mile, 4th in Olympic Trials 1500m
  •           Aaron Klein:  Senior at Brookline H.S., Scholastic Mile

Additionally, at least the following two runners were in the audience.

  •          Dejen Gebremeskel, SIlver Medalist 5000 – 2012, B.A.A. 5K
  •      Aheza Kiros, Runner-Up 2012 B.A.A. Distance Medley, B.A.A. 5K
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You should be able to watch a replay of the press conference below.

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Additionally, we caught up with Dejen Gebremeskel, who wasn’t included in the panel, for an intimate interview after the press conference which can be found here: LRC Dejen Gebremeskel Tells LetsRun He Wants To Try 10,000/5,000 Double At Moscow World Champs.

Full BAA press release below.

MEDIA ADVISORY REMINDER

W/ UPDATED LIST OF ATHLETES TO APPEAR

Boston Marathon Media Conference

WHEN:           Friday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel – Venetian Room

                        138 St. James Avenue

Boston, MA 02116

WHY:              In preparation for Sunday’s B.A.A. 5K and Invitational Mile event, the Boston Athletic Association is holding a media press conference with notable athletes of the 5K, Scholastic and Professional Mile events.  To begin the conference, B.A.A. Executive Director Tom Grilk will discuss the success of the inaugural B.A.A. Distance Medley, and the upcoming second year of the series.  Then, there will be an introduction of and a Q&A with several 5K and Invitational Mile participants.  Finally, the floor will be open to questions moderated by B.A.A. Communications Manager, Marc Davis.

WHO:             

PART 1:         Welcome remarks – Marc Davis, Communications Manager

  • ·         Marc Davis to introduce Tom Grilk, Executive Director
  • ·         Tom Grilk to discuss the Distance Medley Relay
  • ·         Distance Medley Video

PART 2:         Introduction/Q&A, 5K/IM athletes*                                        

  • ·         Kim Smith:   B.A.A. 5K, returning champion of the 2012 B.A.A. Distance Medley
  • ·         NIck WIllis:  Silver Medalist 1500m – 2008, Invitational Mile
  • ·         Ben Bruce:  B.A.A. Invitational Mile, 8:19 Steeplechaser
  • ·         Gabrielle Anderson:  B.A.A. Invitational Mile, 4th in Olympic Trials 1500m
  • ·         Aaron Klein:  Senior at Brookline H.S., Scholastic Mile
  • ·         Also in attendance:

                  Dejen Gebremeskel, SIlver Medalist 5000 – 2012, B.A.A. 5K

                  Aheza Kiros, Runner-Up 2012 B.A.A. Distance Medley, B.A.A. 5K

PART 3:         Floor opens for questions, Marc Davis as moderator

* Athlete appearance is subject to change

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