BOSTON (AP) — World record holder and two-time Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge will make his Boston Marathon debut in 2023 along with reigning women’s world champion Gotytom Gebreslase and six former Boston winners returning 10 years after two bombs exploded at the finish line.
Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets until the war in Ukraine is over.
MONACO (AP) — Boston Marathon winner Diana Kipyokei of Kenya was suspended on Friday after testing positive for doping at the race and allegedly obstructing an investigation.
The Athletics Integrity Unit said Kipyokei’s sample after winning in October last year had traces of triamcinolone acetonide.
BOSTON (AP) — Nonbinary athletes will be able to run in next year's Boston Marathon without having to register as members of the men's or women's divisions, race organizers announced Monday.
The Boston Athletic Association, which administers the prestigious marathon, said it's been working to expand opportunities for nonbinary people — not just for the marathon but for the BAA's other races, which include a 5K, a 10K and a half marathon.
BOSTON (AP) — Fans dressed as unicorns. Bands playing music. Kids jumping on trampolines.
And the loudest Wellesley scream tunnel anyone can remember.
The Boston Marathon was back to a full field and back in the spring for the first time since 2019, and fans along the course threw a coming-out party for a region recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOSTON (AP) — Igor Krytsak, a 33-year-old Ukrainian, is a sporting event organizer who planned to run the Boston Marathon after qualifying in London last year with a personal best 2 hours, 57 minutes, 33 seconds.
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston’s Marcus Smart is the first guard in over a quarter-century to win the NBA defensive player of the year award.
NBA officials announced the award on Monday. The last guard to win this honor was Seattle’s Gary Payton in 1995-96.
BOSTON (AP) — As he faced the hills and headwinds in the Boston Marathon, Dmytro Molchanov couldn’t stop thinking of friends and family back home in Ukraine.
“When it was really tough, I tried not to give up and tried pushing, kind of fight with myself the way Ukrainians are fighting against Russia right now,” he said after crossing the finish line Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — Reigning Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir capped the celebration of a half-century of women in the Boston Marathon with a finish to top them all.
The 28-year-old Kenyan won a see-saw sprint down the stretch on Monday, when the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon returned to its traditional spring start for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
BOSTON (AP) — Jorge Polanco and Kyle Garlick hit early two-run homers over the Green Monster to back Dylan Bundy, carrying the Minnesota Twins past the Red Sox 8-3 in Boston’s annual Patriots’ Day game on Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — Evans Chebet didn’t know what kind of expectations to have for himself as he prepared to return for his second Boston Marathon.
In 2018, he was among many runners who were forced to pull out due to chilly and wet conditions.
BOSTON (AP) — A pair of familiar faces made it to top of the winner's stand in the wheelchair division of the 126th Boston Marathon.
American Daniel Romanchuk won his second career men's wheelchair title, claiming the victory with a time of 1 hour, 26 minutes and 58 seconds on Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — The daffodils have sprouted, the fall foliage has all been raked away, and the Boston Marathon is back in the spring where it belongs.
The world’s most prestigious marathon will return to the streets from Hopkinton to Copley Square on Monday, three years after the last Patriots' Day race and six months after its 125th edition was delayed, canceled and delayed again by the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOSTON (AP) — Compared to what her predecessors faced a half-century before, an icy downpour and a near-gale headwind were minor obstacles for Des Linden on her way to a Boston Marathon victory.
The first women who dared to attempt the 26.2-mile run from Hopkinton to Boston's Back Bay faced sneers and catcalls, administrative roadblocks and even physical violence from an organization originally formed to encourage the pursuit of “manly sports.”
BOSTON (AP) — Jacky Hunt-Broersma runs like a woman possessed. And in a way, she is: The amputee athlete is trying to run at least 102 marathons in 102 days.
Last month, a little more than two-thirds toward her goal of setting a new world record for back-to-back marathons, the South Africa native posted something on Twitter that got people talking.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon returns to the Patriots Day holiday next week for the first time in three years and runners and spectators should be prepared for heavy security, the city's top law enforcement officer said Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — Athletes from Russia and Belarus previously accepted to compete in this year's Boston Marathon who are currently residing in either country will no longer be allowed to participate, the Boston Marathon Association announced Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) — The 2022 Boston Marathon will be the final one with Thomas S. Grilk as the Boston Athletic Association's president and chief executive officer.
The B.A.A., which manages the world's oldest annual marathon, said in a statement Wednesday that Grilk, 74, will be stepping down from his posts on April 30 and making a planned transition into a senior advisor role after more than 11 years leading the non-profit.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will return to a full field of 30,000 for next year’s race — and all runners will need to be fully vaccinated.
The Boston Athletic Association says proof of vaccination with a World Health Organization-certified vaccine will be required to pick up bib numbers before the race on April 18, 2022.
BOSTON (AP) — First was the marathon.
Now comes the sprint.
A day after the only fall race in the Boston Marathon’s 125-year history, organizers turned their attention to the 2022 event and whether to keep any of this year’s pandemic-inspired changes.
BOSTON (AP) — A pack of about a dozen elite women traversed more than half of the Boston Marathon course together Monday, passing crowds that were smaller than normal but no less enthusiastic.
They were greeted by a singer performing “Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley, Santa Claus shouting “Ho!
BOSTON (AP) — With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence for a smaller, socially distanced race that ended in a very familiar way.
BOSTON (AP) — Marcel Hug, the men’s wheelchair champion at the 125th Boston Marathon, will now always remember the words that locals recite when discussing the final mile of the race.
BOSTON (AP) — It all starts here.
No, not in Hopkinton, where the Boston Marathon field crosses the starting line painted across Main Street, headed for the Back Bay. But 26.2 miles away, steps from the Copley Square finish, where runners will have to clear coronavirus protocols before their journey can begin.
BOSTON (AP) — When Misato Michishita won the Paralympic marathon in Tokyo this summer, she picked up more than a gold medal.
The visually impaired Japanese office worker became a must-get for organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon, where she will headline one of three new para divisions being unveiled for the 125th edition of the race.
BOSTON (AP) — Ben Beach has experienced a little bit of everything while running in a record 53 consecutive Boston Marathons.
He has navigated minor hurdles, like New England’s unpredictable spring weather patterns.
BOSTON (AP) — In addition to a medal, some water and maybe a banana, volunteers will be handing out masks to the Boston Marathon finishers as they leave the socially distanced course and disperse into the city’s bustling Back Bay.
BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Boston Marathon publicly apologized for running the 125th edition of the planet's most celebrated footrace on Indigenous Peoples Day.
Now they're seeking to make amends by throwing the spotlight on a member of Rhode Island's Narragansett tribe who won the race twice in the 1930s and inspired the name “Heartbreak Hill” to describe the most iconic — and dreaded — section of the course.
BOSTON (AP) — Gloria Ratti, a champion of women's running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race's organizing body, has died at 90.
A fixture at the historic marathon for decades, Ratti died Saturday after “a courageous battle with cancer,” the Boston Athletic Association said.
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BOSTON (AP) — Dick Hoyt, who inspired thousands of runners, fathers and disabled athletes by pushing his son, Rick, in a wheelchair in dozens of Boston Marathons and hundreds of other races, has died, a member of the family said Wednesday...
BOSTON (AP) — Distance running, traditionally one of the world's most genteel sports, has been roiled by an ugly mid-pandemic squabble over who should get a shot at a coveted Boston Marathon medal...
A year into the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are painfully aware that overcoming the scourge is a marathon, not a sprint...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon organizers said Wednesday that the 2021 race won't be run on Patriots Day because of the coronavirus pandemic, the second straight year that it has been moved from the April weekend that was its home for more than a century...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon runners raised $32.1 million for charity in the virtual edition of this year’s race, pushing the event’s fundraising total since 1989 to more than $400 million, marathon organizers said Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Two Black Hawk helicopters flew over the route of the Boston Marathon on Monday to wrap up a virtual event in which thousands of runners went 26...
BOSTON (AP) — 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...
The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed...
BOSTON (AP) — 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...
Democratic presidential contenders are facing a new debate over whether criminals in prison, even notorious ones like the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to win back their right to vote...
A Marine veteran said all he was thinking about as he crawled to the finish of the Boston Marathon was the men who died after an attack on their convoy in Afghanistan nine years ago...
BOSTON (AP) — Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint.
Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600 meters on Boylston shoulder-to-shoulder with two other runners...
BOSTON (AP) — Two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two other runners with the finish line in sight...
BOSTON (AP) — It was the death heard 'round the running world.
In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont...
BOSTON (AP) — First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car...
BOSTON (AP) — After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree Linden decided she'd seen enough of the Boston Marathon for another year...
NEW YORK (AP) — Meb Keflezighi left it all on the course in his final New York City Marathon, blowing kisses and giving the thumbs-up to the adoring crowds in Central Park before collapsing at the finish line...
With the sun at our backs and temperatures in the high 60s, it was warming up as we moved to the starting line of the 2017 Boston Marathon.
During the pre-race chatter, I couldn’t help but overhear a tall, young man patiently answering questions from an inquisitive fellow runner about his carbon fiber running blade and his right leg below-the-knee amputation.
Liliana Peña takes being an avid runner to a higher level. On April 17 she ran in her seventh marathon. Fittingly, it was a famous one — the Boston Marathon.
Peña is in her second year of being the shared art teacher at Longoria and Villa Nueva elementary schools.