Rosie Ruiz, Boston Marathon course-cutter, dies at 66
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...
2020 Democrats confronting debate over letting felons vote
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...
Marine running marathon for fallen friends crawls to finish
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.
When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Cherono was ready
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...
NASCAR driver Johnson runs Boston Marathon in 3:09:07
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.
Kenya’s Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape
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...
Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa cruises to Boston Marathon title
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...
7-time NASCAR champ Johnson to run Boston Marathon
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.
Welcome to Boston, again: Rain, winds forecast for marathon
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 Marathon organizers prepare for another rainy race
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...
Doctors’ long-running advice: Get checked before a marathon
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 Marathon to add para athlete divisions in 2020
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...
Benoit Samuelson to run Boston Marathon again at 61
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...
Missouri man to run Boston Marathon in honor of his daughter
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.
The Latest: Johnson hopes to run Boston Marathon in 3 hours
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 Marathon survivor struck by car won’t run this year
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.
Defending champions plan to run Boston Marathon in 2019
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.
Retired marathoner addresses addiction and recovery in SD
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.
2019 Boston Marathon registration opens on Monday
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’s ‘Forrest Gump’ re-enacting end of cross-country run
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.
New Zealander wins Maine’s Beach to Beacon 10k road race
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 woman completes Boston Marathon while pregnant
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 woman chases passion for running in Boston Marathon
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.
Marathon runner surprised at finish line with gender reveal
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — As Mandy Crockett crossed the finish line at this year's Boston Marathon, she began to look around.
The weather wasn't ideal as it had rained heavily off-and-on throughout the race, so it was hard to see.
She was looking for balloons, though — pink or blue. She had been searching for them floating above the crowd the entire 26.2 miles, but hadn't seen anything except a group of orange balloons, which she knew couldn't be right.
This past week marked the fifth anniversary of the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon. This annual April event goes back to 1897, but never has it known such an unbelievable disaster.
As the news media covered the actual explosions, the chaos in the aftermath, and the all-night search for the perpetrators, viewers around the world wondered how the innocent victims and their loved ones would ever get their lives back to any sense of normalcy.
Imagine if Tom Brady donned his Patriots uniform in the year 2068 and tossed a touchdown pass to teammate Rob Gronkowski, or if Red Sox rightfielder Mookie Betts stepped up to the plate at Fenway that same year and smacked a double off the Green Monster.
Topsham’s Bergeron achieves goals at Boston Marathon
Durkin Refused to Be Denied by Cold, Rain, 26.2-mile Run
Matt Durkin knew the weather on Monday was pretty dreadful when his dog refused to go outside to do his thing.
He knew he might be in trouble when his father had to shift his Ford pick-up truck into four-wheel drive to get out of the driveway.
He knew he might be in for a long day when he had to slosh through a mud pit in Hopkinton just to climb into a porta-potty and change into his running gear.
Pouring rain and relentless wind Monday didn’t stop a Eugene woman from having a great run and a good time in her first Boston Marathon.
Allison Churchill was among the top 100 women finishers out of 12,000 women runners. Churchill’s time of 3:00:38 was about 20 minutes behind the winner.
“The weather was horrendous, but it was an amazing marathon,” Churchill said by phone from Boston. “I felt great and I finished really, really hard.”
Linden becomes first American female to win Boston Marathon since 1985; Japanese amateur wins men’s race
Two-time Olympian Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years on Monday when she broke the tape at the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds.
Linden, 34, won with a time more than 14 minutes slower than her previous two races, but course conditions were not conducive to personal- or course-record performances.
Fellow American Sarah Sellers was second, 4:10 behind Linden.
By finishing 2nd in Boston, Sellers shows us the power of the human spirit
Sarah Sellers ran her first marathon in September.
She won it.
So perhaps it should come as no surprise that she nearly won her second marathon, too.
Even if it was the Boston Marathon.
Sellers, who graduated from Weber State University, finished second Monday to Desiree Linden — the first time American women finished 1-2 at Boston since 1979.
Former Boston Marathon champion in “really bad shape” following race
Santa Fe resident and former Boston Marathon champion Caroline Rotich finished the iconic race today but was in “really bad shape,” according to her coach Ryan Bolton, who described her condition as being “catatonic,” experiencing “hypothermia” and in “non-responsive shock.”
Last week, Bolton told a reporter that the Kenyan professional runner “definitely came to win” just as she had in 2015. But things didn’t go as planned.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon (all times local):
Even with so many Americans finishing atop the leaderboard in the Boston Marathon, one result popped out — a virtual unknown to the major marathon scene finishing in second place.
Sarah Sellers was just hoping for a top 15 result, but her time of 2:44:04 was good enough for second place on a day when gusty winds and pouring rains made the usual pace of an elite finish impossible.
Linden wins Boston Marathon, 1st US woman since ’85
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.
"My hands were freezing, and there are times where you were just stood up by the wind. It was comical how slow you were going, and how far you still had to go," Linden said.