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Boston Marathon Winner Takes Lead Just Yards From Finish

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. » 4/20/15 12:19pm 4/20/15 12:19pm

Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

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… » 4/20/15 9:04am 4/20/15 9:04am

Aaron Hernandez Isn't An Only-In-Boston Story

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… » 4/15/15 5:50pm 4/15/15 5:50pm

Do You Know These Runners? Because They're Probably Bastards.

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… » 4/24/14 4:41pm 4/24/14 4:41pm

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… » 4/22/14 3:00pm 4/22/14 3:00pm