Boston Athletic Association Fractures Its Funny Bone

As part of the general hijinks for April Fools’ Day, an unknown comic posted a phony Boston Athletic Association web site that announced all Boston Marathon qualifying times would be reduced by 10 minutes, making it a more difficult task to enter the race. A decent prank, aimed at a specific audience, and hardly one to cause much distress among the general public.

The Boston Athletic Association did not appreciate the humor, however, unleashing its attorneys on the faux site. Even worse, the site was taken down before I could get a screen capture of its contents.

So here’s to you, BAA. I guess if you ran this web site, it would have to be called Running Is Not Funny At All.