Fast times needed to qualify for 2016 Boston Marathon

The Boston Athletic Association said Wednesday runners needed to be 2:28 faster than the qualifying standard to get in.

The 2016 Boston Marathon will be held April 18.


The 2016 Boston Marathon will be held April 18.

2014 Boston Marathon had fastest median time in US

Boston also had the most sub-four hour finishers, according to Running USA's annual marathon report.

// Meb Keflezighi creates another special finish line moment

Keflezighi, last year’s winner of the men’s race, held Hilary Dionne’s hand as they both crossed the finish line.


// This time, Lelisa Desisa can relish his Marathon victory

When he won two years ago, Desisa was merely a footnote to tragedy; now he can be celebrated.

Shira Springer

A runner’s view: An uncomfortable, yet memorable Boston Marathon

The Globe’s Shira Springer shares a first-person point of view on the 119th Boston Marathon.

A closer look at the metrics of the Boston Marathon

A selection of data from runners wearing Polar GPS devices during the race paints an interesting picture.

John Powers | On road running

// Ethiopia, US take huge strides forward at Boston Marathon

Ethiopia is closing the gap on its African neighbors, and the Americans are very much in the chase among top distance runners.

// Boston Marathon had 98 percent completion rate

More than 27,000 runners completed the course on Monday, while about 1,300 were treated by medical staff.

Woman seeking man she kissed at Boston Marathon hears from his wife

The unidentified man’s wife said the attention was fun but that the couple wanted to remain anonymous.

// Doug Flutie, Andy Katz among notable finishers in the 2015 Boston Marathon

A number of notable people ran this year’s Marathon.

// Cold, rain can’t keep crowds away at Boston Marathon

About a million others are expected to cheer their hearts out along the route during the colorful rite of spring in Boston.

// ‘It was all horrible’ — rain, cold prove challenging for some racers

A stream of runners filed through the medical tent to seek relief from the frigid weather.

Women's wheelchair winner Tatyana McFadden gave her laurel wreath to Bill Richard, the father of bombing victim Martin Richard.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

Tatyana McFadden wins third straight women’s wheelchair race

After her victory, McFadden presented her laurel wreath to the family of Martin Richard

// Marcel Hug wins men’s wheelchair race

The Swiss racer won by more than six minutes over his closest rivals.

// Dave McGillivray and his team got Marathon off to great start

The starts were orderly in Hopkinton and the rain mostly held off, until the fourth wave of runners.

// Inside Marathon Sports, fans find a test of endurance

Cool Gear International is getting people to do jumping jacks, burpees, push-ups, or planks in order to snag some free gear.

// Umbrellas for spectators, kisses for runners in Wellesley

The crowd was significantly smaller than last year, but the women at Wellesley College were still screaming.

// Lost wedding ring found on Marathon course reunited with owner

After he heard that a runner had picked it up along the race route, Jeff Glaser and his ring were quickly reunited.

// Jim Roche helped ease Marathon heartbreak by passing out fruit

Roche made his first visit to Commonwealth Ave. when he was 7. His mother brought him to his first Boston Marathon with a tub of oranges in tow.

Notable messages of support for Boston Marathon runners

2015 winners