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Boston Marathon 2014

26.2 Strong

David Willey | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
David Willey

Right about now, all over America, a couple hundred thousand runners are beginning to train for fall-marathon season. But the most meaningful 26.2-miler of the year -- perhaps of the century -- was run on April 21.

A Little Umbrella Went A Long Way For This Boston Marathon Runner With Lupus

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.29.2014 | Home

Just when Jessie Russell was about to give up, her brother sprung into action. The 26-year-old from West Bridgewater, Mass., has been dealing with...

First American Boston Marathon Winner In 31 Years Recounts Obama's Congratulatory Phone Call

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meb Keflezighi broke a 31-year streak of non-Americans winning the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014, after completing the 26-mile route in his person...

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Home
Heather Mayer Irvine

A weight has been lifted -- one I never knew I was carrying. My legs cry in pain every time I move, but my heart is lighter. The Boston Marathon hurt me last year. But that same great race made me stronger and gave me back my finish line. And with it, a new PR of 3:42:34.

Powerful Photos Of Man Being Carried Toward Finish Line Capture What Boston Marathon Is All About

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home

This year's Boston Marathon is memorable for a few reasons. It's the first race since bombings killed three people and injured 260 more in 2013, a...

LOOK: Marathon Winner Ran With Tribute To Bombing Victims

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Home

As the miles added up and his lead dwindled, Meb Keflezighi had two words repeating in his mind: Boston Strong. "At the end, I just kept thinking,...

Obama Congratulates Boston Marathon Winner

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Home

President Barack Obama offered congratulations to the top American finishers at this year's Boston Marathon, praising the athletes for "making America...

PHOTOS: The 118th Boston Marathon Begins

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Home

And they're off! The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began when the mobility impaired entrants departed Hopkinton, Mass., at 8:50 a.m. on Mon...

Boston Marathon's Muslim Runners To Shatter Stereotypes

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 04.21.2014 | Home

(RNS) Ask Jalon Fowler, a 38-year-old IT specialist for John Hancock Financial Services, what advice she would give to two Muslim friends who will eac...

Why This Boston Marathon Survivor Will Be Running Again

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Cassandra Arsenault isn't letting the terror of last year's Boston Marathon prevent her from running this year. "You have this adrenaline rush thro...

Unattended Backpacks Prompt Evacuation Near Marathon Finish Line

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home

The area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon was evacuated Tuesday night due to unattended backpacks left in the street, TV station WBZ report...

Boston Mayor On This Year's Marathon: 'We're A Little More Alert'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss the heightened security at this year's Boston Marathon. "We have a lot of safety...

Marathon Strength: An insider's View of the Marathon Bombings, One Year Later

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.08.2014 | Home
Nancy Rappaport

Teachers and school officials are often asked to use our own personal strength in times of crisis, but the Boston Marathon bombings presented us with extraordinary circumstances that unquestionably tested our strength.

LOOK: The Astounding Surge In Interest In Running The 2014 Boston Marathon

Posted 07.28.2014 | Home

After the tragic events at this year's Boston Marathon, many runners, walkers, spectators and compassionate supporters around the country -- and the w...

'Good Times Never Seemed So Good'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 06.23.2013 | Home
Christi Guthrie

So many of us watching the news from Boston last week on our televisions felt as we did on September 11, 2001: stuck waiting for an answer, waiting for some kind of relief.