I couldn’t get worked up about Monday’s Boston Marathon. After all, any American who might have been on TV ran the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in February, and is skipping Boston. So I followed this three-step program:
A federal jury in Boston today decided that the crimes of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were serious enough to merit the death penalty.
At today’s death penalty trial of noted bad person Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, prosecutors presented a video to jurors showing the Boston Marathon bomber flipping off the camera while he was in a holding cell on July 10, 2013.
Kenyan Caroline Rotich battled with Mare Dibaba over the last quarter mile to reach the finish steps ahead of the Ethiopian to win the Boston Marathon with an unofficial time of 2:24:55. Dibaba crossed the line just four seconds later. The full-out sprint made for the sixth-closest women’s finish in history.
Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon. Today’s big-city races—in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London—draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and hordes of weekend warriors raising money for their favorite charities or just hoping to check off “complete a marathon” on…
As soon as the jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder this morning, I braced for all the bad ideas that were going to be written down. I even invented imaginary takes: the announcement of the Bruins firing their GM came about 15 minutes later, for instance—surely someone would make an ill-advised attempt to tie…
Earlier today, a reader sent us a complaint regarding the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two men who set off bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013. He believed we were lacking in the coverage of Tsarnaev’s trial, and that we did not denounce his acts enough. Here’s his email, in full:
It seems like just a few months ago that we watched Meb win the Boston Marathon, mostly because it was only a few months ago. But here we go again with the first day of registration for the 2015 edition of the race, which opened at 10 a.m. EST.
Kara Goucher, America's Marathoning Mom and one of the more dynamic personalities in the sport, has announced today she's signed with Skechers. The revolution continues.
Meb Keflezighi, the winner of that race in Boston, is returning to the roads, but in a limited capacity.
A Boston Marathon finisher's medal is just going to sit around your house anyway. Why not sell it on eBay?
While most college seniors are putting the finishing touches on final projects, Boston College's Joe McConaughy started a charity. That charity is now involved with forging Boston Marathon bibs.
We've spent the better part of this week focusing on elites, but now we turn back to the heart of the Boston Marathon: the qualifiers.
Bastards with hearts of gold are still bastards, and the perpetrators of Bibgate 2014, if not innocent, are at least trying to justify themselves out of a bad situation.
Everyone wanted to be in the Boston Marathon this year, and the race actually expanded its field by more than a third, to 36,000, to accommodate everybody. But it still sold out, and then there's that pesky detail of having to pay. So four runners decided they'd find alternative means of entry, claiming finishing…
It can be tough for distance runners to use their emaciated upper bodies for most things other than ballast, but Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi's first pitch at the Yankees-Red Sox game last night wasn't a total disaster. A little outside, sure, but just watch how the bottom drops out.
Getting all pissy that Ryan Hall organized the American men to assist Meb Keflezighi in his Boston Marathon win is just ignorant. It happens all the time, and here are the most blatant examples of team tactics utilized on the world stage.
You may have heard the inspirational story yesterday about a Boston Marathon runner who collapsed just short of the finish and was unable to continue, but found himself carried across the line by four fellow runners. The story embodied a spirit of resilience and strength, and the idea of "Boston Strong": people…