Sunday, February 04, 2007
In December 1999, the B.A.A. and marathon sponsor Long’s Jewelers commissioned Reed & Barton Silversmiths to create the first permanent, Boston Marathon Champions’ Trophy for the B.A.A.
The trophy is a 40 1/2 inch sterling silver loving cup, secured to a two-tier mahogany base. The base is adorned with 100 sterling silver plaques, which will showcase the next 100 years of marathon champions in the male and female open, wheelchair and masters divisions. The trophy was unveiled at an official ceremony at Boston's John Hancock Observatory prior to Boston Marathon 2000.
In 2001, Reed and Barton Silversmiths created an additional base to the existing trophy for the names of the previous 104 years’ champions, bringing the total height to 47 1/2 inches on a base 32 inches square. In addition, they provide six replica trophies annually for the divisional winners of the Marathon.
Founded in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1824, Reed and Barton Silversmiths has a longstanding history of creating trophies and medals for national and international sporting events.