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Boston Marathon

Dare To Be 100: Roadkill At Stanford

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

As I conjured a term to represent how I felt last Thursday evening after eight hours of general anesthesia and hordes of people beating on my poor hel...

I Wish I Could Run Like a Girl

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

You've got to be kidding if you tell me that "run like a girl" is an insult. I wish I could run like a girl.

The FBI 'Missed' Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen. What Should We Do?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If I had to choose one phrase to sum up America's efforts against terrorism since 9/11, it would be that lay definition of mental illness, doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

The First Dance

Shalva Gozland | Posted 06.09.2016 | Teen
Shalva Gozland

The day I learned to stand up, I was lying down. The sun cradled me warmly on that blissful April morning. Spring was here, and Adam was finally hom...

On the 50th Anniversary of the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon, the Inspiration is Real

Laura Brindley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Sports
Laura Brindley

This year the Boston Marathon held special meaning for me. As a senior, it's my last chance to cheer in the famous "Scream Tunnel." But this year is also the 50th anniversary of Bobbi Gibb's historic run as the first woman runner, among hundreds of men, in the 1966 Boston Marathon.

The Boston Marathon's Last Place Finisher Is Its Biggest Winner

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 04.19.2016 | Sports

More from 72 year old Fran Drozdz's triumphant finish. #relationshipgoals #franandstanforever @NECN— Elysia Rodriguez (@E...

The Boston Marathon Bombing Took Their Legs, But It Couldn't Keep Them Out Of The Race

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Sports

Three years after a terrorist bombing upended the Boston Marathon, 21 survivors, including several who lost limbs, competed in the annual race on Mond...

8 Moments From The Boston Marathon That Show The Goodness Of People

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 04.19.2016 | Sports

In 2013, people around the country watched on in horror as bombs exploded near the end of the Boston Marathon, injuring 264 civilians. The Boston bomb...

One Marathon, One Movement

Eli Wolff | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Eli Wolff

The Boston marathon is a unifier. It brings people together from all backgrounds and abilities. The Boston Marathon has been a pioneer in promoting an...

She Lost Her Leg In The Boston Bombings. Now, She's Running The Marathon.

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 04.15.2016 | Sports

The ground began to shake. People began to run. And a smothering, thick smoke poured over Boylston Street. Thirty-two-year-old professional ballroom d...

Running Is an Imperfect Sport

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Perfection doesn't exist in the world of running. There are great runners, great venues, great weather, great competitors, and great races. There are no perfect days. The secret to running and racing is acceptance, perseverance and positivity.

Dave McGillivray - Accomplisher

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 01.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

Dave McGillivray is a runner, race director, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, and athlete. Step into the life of Dave McGillivray, world class accomplisher.

The Long Road to Boston

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Not every run is enjoyable. Some runs are just work. But that's okay. The hurt and the work are what make our accomplishments so sweet. Revel in the entire training experience, even the long run. Running is a blessing and an opportunity to be cherished.

Sentence Comes Down For Man Who Loaned Gun To Boston Marathon Bombers

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.22.2015 | Crime

BOSTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A man who lent the convicted Boston Marathon bomber the gun used to kill a police officer three days after the deadly 2013 ...

Maybe We Are Actually Winning the War on Terror

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

While a few attacks, such as Boston and San Bernardino, have taken many lives, most have only killed a relatively small number of people.

The Runner's Brain

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

This Sunday over 50k runners will be running the New York City marathon. Along the streets at any given point spectators will be cheering on thousands...

Boston Marathon Survivor Donates Prosthetic To Amputee

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) -- Ever since she lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has devoted herself to giving others a leg up. On Monday, she'...

The Siren Song of the Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Like mariners drawn to a rocky shoreline by the enchanting sound of mermaids, runners can't resist the lure of the epic marathon. This fall, hundreds ...

A Tale of Two Terrorists: Both Convicted, One Condemned to Die

Bill Blum | Posted 05.18.2016 | Crime
Bill Blum

How then can we reconcile the wildly disparate and seemingly arbitrary outcomes in such cases? How can we be sure that the ultimate punishment is reserved only for the "worst of the worst?"

Diabetes Doesn't Discriminate

Rob Taub | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Rob Taub

(Benny Madrigal - Type I Diabetic) Diabetes doesn't care if you are young or old, rich or poor, happy or sad, short or tall, weak or strong. It does...

She Can Run, Swim And Play

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The race organizer tried to physically throw her out of the race, but she successfully completed the marathon.

Why I Have to Keep Running

Meg Stone | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Meg Stone

The only way I could soothe myself was to run. The distance I ran that day would not have gotten me to the finish line of a 5k. Two sluggish, 12.5-minute miles were the best I could do. But I was outside. In my city.

Dare to Be 100: Boston Is Shut

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

"No one in. No one out. Boston is shut," blared the bullhorns. Yellow police tape forbade my progress. It was two years ago today when I and 30,000 ...

Boston Marathon Hero From Viral Photo Launches Charity To Help Military Families

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

No amount of popularity could cause the cowboy hat-wearing hero to change course. Carlos Arredondo rose to international fame after he sprang into ...

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.