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Boston Marathon canceled for first time in 124-year history

Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic.

Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, sacrificing the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world’s most prestigious long-distance run.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei smashes the world record by 81 seconds in winning Chicago Marathon

Brigid Kosgei shocked the race world with what she did at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday – she had just smashed the world record by 81 seconds, is all – but she likely surprised just as many observers by what she said afterward. “It’s amazing for me. I’ve never believed that time (was possible),” said the Kenyan, whose mark of 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds eclipsed Paula Radcliffe’s previous record of 2:15:25, set at the 2003 London Marathon, as well as Radcliffe’s course record (2:17:18) set in 2002.

Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

The memorial to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is complete. Three stone pillars representing the three victims who died at the race’s Boylston Street finish line were installed early Monday, marking the final step of the $2 million project, which took four years to plan and develop.

Alena Sharp, Youngin Chun share Marathon Classic lead at 64

Alena Sharp of Canada and Youngin Chun of South Korea shared the Marathon Classic lead at 7-under 64, a stroke ahead of Stacy Lewis and three others at Highland Meadows Golf Club. The 38-year-old Sharp, winless on the LPGA Tour, had eight birdies and a bogey. The 19-year-old Chun, also seeking her first LPGA Tour victory, had a bogey-free round.