John Powers

Powers has worked for the Globe since 1973, writing for the Sports, Metro, Sunday, Magazine, and Living sections and sharing the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He has covered sporting events on five continents and is the author of eight books.

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John Powers | On road running

Ethiopia, US take huge strides forward at Boston Marathon

By , Globe Staff

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

By , Globe Staff

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

Caroline Rotich, Lelisa Desisa post Boston Marathon victories

By , and Anthony Gulizia , Globe Staff

Rotich won a sprint down Boylston Street, while Desisa won for the second time in Boston.

Lelisa Desisa returned to win after Marathon bombings

By , Globe Staff

His rewards were the same as two years ago, but the memory of this victory, both for the champion and the city, will be one to savor.