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2010-01-26 09:00:00

BOSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of its 25th anniversary as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today launched a Twitter site that will provide tweets about the 114th running of the race and related activities to race followers and marathon enthusiasts. Content for the site will include tweets on John Hancock's partnership with the Boston Athletic Association, the John Hancock Elite Athlete Program, its Non-profit Bib Program,...

2009-12-18 07:00:00

BOSTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of its 25th anniversary as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the signing of top Americans, Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall, for the 114th running of the race on April 19, 2010. Keflezighi and Hall have proven themselves as two of the best distance runners of all time. They have the talent and credentials to challenge Boston's world-class field as they each seek to become the first...

2009-04-16 11:46:00

BOSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 20th, six wounded veteran amputees, recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, will participate in the Boston Marathon as members of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. This year, Achilles International has teamed up with the business aviation community who will help facilitate this special event in their ongoing effort to give back to the community. On Saturday, April 18th, the athletes, along with their companions and physical...

2009-02-19 09:28:00

2008 Chicago Winners, Olympians, and Additional Talent Join the Elite Team to Challenge Defending Champions BOSTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Financial today announced that the top contenders for the Boston Marathon this year include an elite group of Olympians, top Americans and international marathon winners. These athletes will challenge four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and defending women's champion Dire Tune of Ethiopia at the 113th running of the...

2009-01-27 09:25:00

Four-time Boston Winner and 2007 World Marathon Majors Champion Robert K. Cheruiyot and 2008 Boston Winner Dire Tune set to defend their titles on April 20 BOSTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Financial, in its 24th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, today announced the return of four-time champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and women's winner Dire Tune of Ethiopia for the 113th running of the race on April 20. "I'd like to thank John Hancock for...


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