2016 Boston Marathon jacket pays tribute to 1991 model

Thursday December 17th, 2015

Adidas has unveiled the 2016 Boston Marathon finisher jacket that many runners will don April 18 for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.

The sportswear company has worked on the marathon jacket for 25 years and this year’s edition pays tribute to the color pattern and design of the first jacket in 1991 with the “Equipment Green” color palette. The green, white and black pattern is a change from last year's combination of purple, gray and orange.

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The jacket will hit the retail market on Dec. 20, 2016 for $110 and will also be available at the Boston Marathon expo next April.

Below are the front and back views of the jacket:

Approximately 30,000 runners are slated to race in the upcoming Boston Marathon. Last year’s champions—Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Caroline Rotich—were announced as the first two elite athletes to return for 2016.

- Christopher Chavez

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