On Road Running
A day after his historic Boston win, Keflezighi reflected on how his life would have been different had he remained in his native Eritrea.
Rita Jeptoo won her third Boston race, while Meb Keflezighi became the first American male runner to win since 1983.
Christopher L. Gasper
The events of 2013 will never be forgotten, but an important step on the road to recovery was taken.
Everything that was so wrong about Patriots Day last year was swamped on Monday in a sea of normalcy.
Everywhere, of course, there were reminders of a year ago, but the prevailing mood was celebratory, not somber.
“Boston strong, America strong,” declared the 38-year-old Keflezighi after he ran away from the field.
Jeptoo won her second in a row and third overall Boston Marathon and set a course record of 2:18:57.
McFadden, the wheelchair racer who won the 2013 race and the three other marathon majors, defended her title on her 25th birthday.
Van Dyk is a champion in Boston again, claiming the title for a 10th time and first win on the course since 2010.
“I’ll be back here until I win it,” the Marblehead native said after finishing seventh in a race she led for almost 20 miles.
On Marathon Monday, Boston showed the world that it is a shining example of compassion and caring.
Suddenly, the loudest sounds at the finish line were the rhythmic padding of runners’ shoes. It was 2:49 p.m.
Dr. Natalie Stavas agreed to document her 26.2-mile journey by taking a photograph next to each mile sign.
Of the 14 marathons she’s run, Shira Springer had never been part of a race with such a spirit of generosity, not even close.
The Hoyts had planned to make the 2013 Marathon their last but came back to finish and honor those killed and injured last year.
You have to put Heartbreak Hill behind you to run Boston. It’s one of the things that makes our marathon so special.
This doubleheader — a baseball game and an afternoon of cheering for Marathon runners — has been a tradition for more than a half-century.
Celeste and Sydney Corcoran of Lowell, who were both seriously injured last year, jogged the last block of this year’s race hand-in-hand.
Reach your favorite marathoner in our interactive sending good wishes to the starting line in Hopkinton.
First responders and other Boston stakeholders joined survivors at the finish line to honor the anniversary.
Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.
We profile five runners who were nearing the finish line in 2013 when the first bomb went off, and then come back to the city to complete the race.
History has shown that sporting events can symbolize recovery and resolve for a city struck by tragedy — as the 118th Boston Marathon will.
For BAA medical director Aaron Baggish, a pre-Marathon run required as much emotional stamina as physical.