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 26.2 miles on their own.
BOSTON (AP) — Missing: Boston’s raucous crowds and smiles for miles. Still there, sort of: Wellesley College’s iconic “scream tunnel” and the thunderous cheers along the finish line on Boylston...
EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from...
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...
1951 — Bob Davies’ two foul shots and Jack Coleman’s layup give the Rochester Royals a 79-75 triumph over the New York Knicks in the seventh game of the NBA championship...
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — “It All Starts Here.”
The motto is bannered on the Hopkinton website, laid into the floor of the Marathon Elementary School, painted on a sign that sends Boston...
1912 — Fenway Park opens in Boston with the Red Sox beating the New York Yankees 7-6 in 11 innings. Tiger Stadium in Detroit also opens its doors as the Tigers defeat the Cleveland...
1897 — John J. McDermott wins the first Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 55 minutes, 10 seconds.
1930 — Clarence DeMar wins the Boston Marathon for a record seventh time, in...
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...
BOSTON (AP) — This year's Boston Marathon is expected to proceed as planned amid worldwide concerns about the new COVID-19 virus, according to marathon officials.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will serve as qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics.
The top two American men and women who meet the qualifying standards in the arm or vision impairment...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon runners participating on behalf of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 1990 have surpassed the $100 million fundraising mark.
BOSTON (AP) — Rosie Ruiz, the Boston Marathon course-cutter who was stripped of her victory in the 1980 race and went on to become an enduring symbol of cheating in sports, has died. She was...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon runners raised a record $38.7 million for 297 charitable organizations this year.
That's $300,000 more than 2014, when the field expanded to 36,000 people to...
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...
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...
BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds.
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...
BOSTON (AP) — Worknesh Degefa had never set foot on the Boston Marathon course before she toed the start line in Hopkinton, Massachusetts on Monday morning.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local):
Boston Marathon organizers and city officials have held a moment of silence in tribute to those who were...
BOSTON (AP) — Just because he won't be surrounded by 3,300-pound cars traveling at more than 200 mph doesn't mean Jimmie Johnson will be able to relax when he runs the Boston Marathon on...
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is reminding customers in communities along the Boston Marathon route that dozens of collection boxes are being temporarily shut down for the race.
BOSTON (AP) — As if the No. 1 on her Boston Marathon bib weren't enough for them to think about, the women trying to stop Des Linden from repeating as champion can now expect to line up in...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's main Catholic church is reopening for Holy Week following extensive renovations.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley will preside over the first mass at the newly renovated...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon race director never thought he would see a repeat of the rainy, windy and generally miserable conditions from last year's race so soon, but it looks as if it's...
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the weather forecast for Monday's Boston Marathon (all times local):
Boston Marathon organizers say they're now expecting significantly warmer...
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....
HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department is warning people about a scam that asks people for donations using the name and logo of a charity named for the youngest victim of the...
BOSTON (AP) — When Marko Cheseto lines up in Hopkinton for the start of the Boston Marathon next week, he will already be looking past the finish line, 26.2 miles away.
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston Marathon organizers are adding a new twist this year — they're painting a bright blue line from the start to the first mile.
BOSTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials say there are no known threats to this month's Boston Marathon but have warned against complacency six years after two bombs near the finish line killed...
BOSTON (AP) — Joan Benoit Samuelson plans to run the Boston Marathon again at age 61.
The Boston Athletic Association says the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the...
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — On November 5, 2007, Shannon Aldridge lost his daughter, Sahara Jayde "Hoops" Aldridge, to a brain tumor. She was 13. It was a Monday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR media day for the Daytona 500 (all times local):
Jimmie Johnson has a lofty goal for the Boston Marathon: completing the grueling, 26.2-mile course in less than three hours.
The seven-time Cup Series champion plans to run the April 15 marathon two days after a 400-mile NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway. And he doesn't expect it to be just a Monday stroll.
BOSTON (AP) — First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car. Yet Adrianne Haslet hasn't lost her nerve — or her resolve.
The professional dancer told "CBS This Morning" on Friday she won't be able to run this year's race because she has too little mobility in her injured left arm. But she'll be back.
BOSTON (AP) — The women's and men's champions at this year's Boston Marathon will be back to try and defend their crowns in 2019.
The Boston Athletic Association and John Hancock announced Monday that women's winner Desiree Linden and men's champion Yuki Kawauchi have committed to run the 123rd Boston Marathon next April 15.
Wheelchair winners Tatyana McFadden, of the U.S., and Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, also say they will be back in 2019.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A retired world class long-distance runner shared his message of addiction and recovery in South Dakota.
Dick Beardsley, Minnesota native known for being runner-up in the 1982 Boston Marathon, spoke with students at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology about mental health and determination.
BOSTON (AP) — The long road to the 2019 Boston Marathon begins this week.
The Boston Athletic Association says registration for next year's edition of the race will open at 10 a.m. Monday.
The BAA says it will again use a "rolling" registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib.
BOSTON (AP) — Before there was "Forrest Gump," there was Dave McGillivray.
Gump, the fictitious simpleton played by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film, trotted across the U.S. because he "just felt like running."
McGillivray did the same, but with a singular purpose: Forty years ago this month, he completed his own cross-country running odyssey from Medford, Oregon, to his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts, to benefit the Jimmy Fund and its fight against cancer.
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A New Zealander won the Beach to Beacon 10k road race on Saturday, running away from the pack and crossing the finish line alone.
Jake Robertson, 28, finished with an unofficial time of 27 minutes, 37 seconds, about 50 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Stephen Sambu, of Kenya, and Maine native Ben True, who was third at 28:29.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon runners raised an all-time high of $36.6 million for charities in the 2018 race.
The total for more than 260 non-profits was $2.4 million more than last year.
The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon, sets aside entries for runners who promise to raise money for charity. Race sponsor John Hancock also provides bibs for charity runners.
NEW YORK (AP) — Desiree Linden, the first American women to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, is running the New York City Marathon in November.
Organizers announced Wednesday that the two-time Olympian will run the Nov. 4 race through New York's five boroughs. It will be her second appearance. She finished fifth in 2014.
The 34-year-old Linden won the Boston Marathon in April after being runner-up in 2011. She also finished second in Chicago in 2010.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — There will be some major star power pacing the half marathon portion of the Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon on Sunday.
Desiree Linden, the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, will pace the two-hour group while Meb Keflezighi, a former winner of the Boston and New York marathons, will pace the 90-minute group.
BOSTON (AP) — Mark your calendars — and pray for a dry day.
The Boston Athletic Association says registration for next year's Boston Marathon will open on Sept. 10.
The BAA said Tuesday it will again use a "rolling" registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has agreed to pay the equivalent prizes to five women whose net times would have placed them in the money if they had run in the elite field.
Five women who ran in Wave 1 — which left Hopkinton about 35 minutes after the elite women — had net times from start to finish that were among the Top 15 (or Top 5 in the masters division). Race rules specify that only those women who had qualified for and run with the elite field were eligible for prize money.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — April 16 marked a milestone for a Spearfish woman — running and completing the Boston Marathon.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Sarah Sellers, an Ogden native who came out of nowhere to finish second at the Boston Marathon, is turning her attention to trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Nali Acosta Hummel is a runner.
She has been since she was little, and on the morning of March 16 she braced herself against the cold and rain to fulfill a dream — running in the Boston Marathon.
Even better, Hummel reached her goal by finishing the run in three hours and 30 minutes. Born and raised in Ruston, her parents, Fredie and Patricia Acosta, raised her to be herself. That meant running, she said.