Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Will Cloney Award Presented to B.A.A.'s Guy Morse

Last month Bill Rodgers and his brother Charlie (of the Bill Rodgers Running Center) presented the 2006 Will Cloney Award to Guy Morse of the Boston Athletic Association.

The award, which honors continuing service to the sport of road running, particularly in the Boston area, is named after Will Cloney, race director of the Boston Marathon from 1947 through 1982, and president of the B.A.A. from 1964 through 1982.

Morse, the race director of the Boston Marathon from 1985-2000, and the Boston Athletic Association's executive director since 2001, first became involved with the Marathon in the mid-1970's when he served as a volunteer for Cloney.

"On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the award, they hearkened back to someone who would embody decades of service, not just someone who did something exceptional this past year," said B.A.A. president Tom Grilk in introducing Morse. "Without Guy, who knows what would have become of [the Boston Marathon] . . . Nothing happens until someone makes it happen; that person, for us, is Guy Morse."

Source: B.A.A