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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, …


When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Lawrence Cherono was ready

Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint. Such was the case at the Boston Marathon. Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. He …


Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

In the women’s race, Worknesh Degefa broke away from defending champion Des Linden and the rest of the women’s pack in the Framingham flats and ran alone for 20 miles …


Doctors’ long-running advice: Get checked before a marathon

If next week’s Boston Marathon inspires you to run one, doctors recommend you get a checkup first. Boston race director Dave McGillivray echoes that advice: He had triple bypass surgery …


Boston Marathon weather was perfect storm for Desiree Linden

In foul weather, Desiree Linden abandoned her planning and made up her mind to drop out of the Boston Marathon. Then, the native Californian who lives in Michigan realized she …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Desi Linden wins Boston Marathon, 1st US woman since ’85

Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American woman to win the race since 1985.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi surges to win men’s Boston Marathon

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi (YOO-kee KA-wa-oo-chee) surged with a mile to go to overtake Geoffrey Kirui to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Kawauchi crossed the finish line in an unofficial …


Review: ‘Stronger’ is a higher grade of inspirational biopic

The subject here is Jeff Bauman, one of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victims. A Costco deli employee, Bauman was near the finish line to cheer on his on-again, off-again …


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

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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.)


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …