Stories tagged: Boston Marathon
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Boston Marathon retires Bib 261 for women’s pioneer Kathrine Switzer
The Boston Marathon had its first-ever bib retirement ceremony, presenting Kathrine Switzer with framed replicas of the No. 261 she wore in 1967 and again this year. The women’s running …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon on a good day for U.S. runners
The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world’s most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
Kathrine Switzer was attacked 50 years ago as she ran the Boston Marathon. The reason? She was a woman.
Kathrine Switzer was a few miles into her history-making run at the Boston Marathon on April 19, 1967, when Jock Semple, the co-director of the famous 26-mile race, suddenly appeared …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Former Bloomsday winner Buzunesh Deba inherits 2014 Boston Marathon win, but not the prize
Buzunesh Deba will leave the Boston Marathon with one champion’s medal this week. She would like to make it two.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan out of Boston Marathon
Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan has dropped out of the Boston Marathon with a back injury. Flanagan says Boston is her favorite race and she’s “extremely sad” she won’t be able …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017
Movie review: ‘Patriots Day’ retells important story but lacks heart
“Patriots Day” is the story of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the search for the two men who planted the bombs that killed three and hurt more …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Ethiopian Deba named rightful winner of 2014 Boston Marathon
Blood, sweat and tears stained the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon, so the next year’s running of America’s most famous footrace was understandably all about redemption.
Wed., April 20, 2016
Dancer inspires with Boston Marathon finish
Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 34, was a bystander on April 15, 2013. She was stunned by the first explosion near the finish line and knocked to the ground by the second, which …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Boston Marathon swept by Ethiopians
Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five …
Sun., April 17, 2016, 7:16 p.m.
Fast times, $16M for charity: Boston Marathon things to know
Happy birthday to the Boston Marathon, which turns 120 on Monday. (You don’t look a day over 90.)
Thu., March 17, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
First woman to finish Boston Marathon named Grand Marshal
The first woman to complete the Boston Marathon will be the Grand Marshal of next month’s race.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Boston Marathon survivor killed in car crash in Dubai
A Boston university says a woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombing and another student have been killed in a car accident in Dubai.
Tue., May 5, 2015
Wife of man who received mystery kiss at Boston Marathon comes forward
A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon heard back – from the mystery man’s wife. Barbara Tatge said her daughter had dared her …
Tue., April 21, 2015
Lelisa Desisa keeping his Boston Marathon medal this time
BOSTON – He returned his winner’s medal last time. Two months after the Tsarnaev brothers decided hate was the answer, Lelisa Desisa decided hate was no answer at all. So …
Mon., April 20, 2015
For Boston winner Meb Keflezighi, a year of thanks
BOSTON – Ever since Meb Keflezighi won last year’s Boston Marathon, the first race after the finish-line bombings and the first win for an American man in more than 30 …
Sat., April 26, 2014
Tyler Johnson added to U.S. team
Hockey: Spokane native and former Spokane Chiefs player Tyler Johnson has been added to the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team and will compete in the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s …
Tue., April 22, 2014
Keflezighi wins for Boston, U.S.
The symbolism was so perfect, so emotionally overwhelming, that it was impossible to watch the Boston Marathon without tears in your eyes and a lump in your throat. Especially when …
UPDATED: Mon., April 21, 2014, 1:07 p.m.
American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon
“The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon. One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than …
Mon., April 21, 2014
Boston Marathon invites hundreds who were personally affected
BOSTON – “I need to run.” The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails …
Sun., April 20, 2014
Hometown favorite wants to win marathon for Boston
BOSTON – Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead, Mass., with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win …
Sat., April 19, 2014
MLB notes: David Ortiz wants to visit Boston Marathon finish line Monday
David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots’ Day game against Baltimore. Just over a year ago, two …
Sun., April 13, 2014
Boston and its people move ahead after bombings
BOSTON – Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps – six stairs into the building, another 12 to her apartment. It is an old building in …
Sun., April 13, 2014
Timeline of bombing events
A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. The suspects are Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed …
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Charity honors Boston victim
BOSTON – The family of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing has created a charitable foundation in his memory and is recruiting a team of charity runners …
Mon., Oct. 14, 2013
Kings shut out Panthers for third straight win
NHL: Ben Scrivens made the most of his first start in goal for the visiting Los Angeles Kings. Scrivens had 20 saves to record his third career shutout and the …
Wed., July 10, 2013, 6:54 a.m.
Boston bombing suspect heads to 1st public court hearing
BOSTON — Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing will watch as the young man who could face the death penalty for the attack appears in court for the first time …
Mon., June 3, 2013, 12:19 p.m.
Boston fire chief resigns after deputies send no-confidence letter
BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s fire chief announced his resignation Monday, saying public criticism from his deputies for the way he responded to the marathon bombings has made it impossible for …
Thu., May 2, 2013, 3:28 a.m.
For 3, bomb suspect’s friendship leads to charges
Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text messages with a …
Wed., May 1, 2013
Bloomsday racer suffered close call in Boston
Bill Iffrig will run this weekend’s Bloomsday race wearing the same orange singlet he wore during the Boston Marathon last month. The Lake Stevens, Wash., runner was nearly at the …
Fri., April 26, 2013, 10:51 a.m.
Officials: Bomb suspects’ mother was on watch list
BOSTON — The mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was added to a federal terrorism database about 18 months before the attack, government officials said Thursday.