Marathon Runners Carrying Competitor Across Finish Line? Didn't Happen.

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 uniting… » 4/22/14 3:00pm Tuesday 3:00pm

Married Couple Injured In Marathon Bombing Cross Finish Line Together

Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky were spectators last year, lined up along Boylston street to watch the marathoners finish. They were right in front of the first bomb, the blast knocking them unconscious and requiring the amputation of each's left leg below the knee. They were back at the finish line this afternoon,… » 4/21/14 4:26pm Monday 4:26pm

How A Clever Algorithm Can Help Us "Complete" The 2013 Boston Marathon

In the aftermath of last year's Boston Marathon attacks, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) was faced with—among other, more serious problems—a pair of logistical issues. It had to consider how to provide the nearly 6,000 runners who were unable to finish the 2013 race with an opportunity to qualify for this year's… » 4/21/14 9:37am Monday 9:37am

David Green: The Story Behind My Bombing Photo Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Last year was the first time David Green, CEO of a sports compression company 110% Play Harder, had run the Boston Marathon. The Ironman and ultra-endurance athlete had just crossed the finish line and was walking to meet some friends when the first bomb went off, then the second. He took a picture. It just so happened … » 4/19/14 8:06pm Saturday 8:06pm

Boston Without Barriers: The Marathon Then And Now

Part of the appeal of marathons is their inclusive nature, the way they're accessible to both runners and spectators. It's a sport of the people, the steaming rabble, those straining sinew flinging their sweat onto those shouldering closer to holler or hold out a crushed and sloshing cup of water. Salty skin touches… » 4/18/14 2:51pm 4/18/14 2:51pm

Kevin Edson's Family Writes A Poignant Apology To Boston

Kevin Edson, the man arrested and charged for allegedly placing a backpack at the Boston Marathon's finish line Tuesday night, was arraigned in court today. Edson will undergo a mental competency test at Bridgewater State Hospital. Today, his family published a letter in the Boston Globe, apologizing for their son's… » 4/16/14 8:05pm 4/16/14 8:05pm