Shira Springer

Springer is an investigative and enterprise reporter for the Sports section. She covers a wide range of subjects, including local professional teams, sports business, and the Olympics. Prior to her current role, she served as Celtics beat writer. Her journalism career started at the Globe in 1997.

Latest stories


Generous spirit of Boston shines through

By Shira Springer , Globe Staff

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.


Finish line has extra meaning for firefighters

By Shira Springer , Globe Staff

When he crosses the finish line, Boston District Fire Chief Dennis Keeley hopes to put some closure to a long and difficult year for his department.

Tatyana McFadden set for Boston challenge again

By Shira Springer , Globe Staff

Last year, McFadden did something no other athlete had done when she won four major marathons in a calendar year.

Desiree Linden returns to run Boston Marathon

By Shira Springer , Globe Staff

Three years after setting a US women’s record in Boston and recovering from a significant injury, Linden will be back.