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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...

One Step in Front of the Other

Katherine Gergen Barnett, MD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Katherine Gergen Barnett, MD

Being a mother of three young children and a physician in a busy inner city hospital, walking is not my natural inclination. Running and running fast (hence the fracture) is the pace I like. But being forced to a walk was the greatest gift I could have imagined.

The Bibs Of Boston Marathon Runners Are Being Stolen

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 04.25.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — A man in a white tank top with a big red heart on the front. Another wearing all blue. A woman with clothing from a St. Louis running ...

Finish Line: Why I Run the Boston Marathon

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Nancy Rappaport

May we all be transformed by the energy and caring of a city, the caring of this community that is larger than all of us, which propels us forward to the finish line.

A Hymn to Boston

Leanne Scorzoni | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Leanne Scorzoni

As Bostonians we took back our city, we ran to heal and move forward. We did not run as men or women, Christians or Muslims, elites or Average Joes. We ran as a city, we ran as a collective of humanity in its finest hour.

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
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.

Boston Kind: Stories Of Compassion

Rabbi Or Rose | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Or Rose

We need stories like these--particularly in times of pain and anguish--to remind us of our capacity for goodness. While life is marred by acts of human cruelty and violence, there are also countless people engaged daily in deeds of kindness.

Celebrate the Survivors

Chris Waddell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

Just when you start to feel comfortable in the race, there always seems to be a hill at around somewhere between mile 18 and 22, that forces you to question why you ever thought running a marathon was a good idea.

Athlete with Autism Adds Amazing Boston Marathon Finish to His ESPY

Caurie Putnam | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports
Caurie Putnam

On Monday J-Mac, 25, who has autism, completed the 118th Boston Marathon in less than three hours.

Patriot's Day in a Pluralistic Nation

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Meryl Chertoff

Not many people can run like Meb, but our youth can all learn to reach for one another as fellow citizens and friends, and resist the evil that we hope has now been purged from the city of Boston on a sunny Patriot's Day.

Why the Boston Marathon Means Something to Me Again

Ellen Sherman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ellen Sherman

There's a saying in Nichiren Buddhism that "Winter Always Turns to Spring." After this brutally cold, long winter, as the first anniversary of the Marathon Bombings drew near, there was evidence of the truth in that saying.

Thank You, Boston

Dylan Armajani | Posted 06.22.2014 | Good News
Dylan Armajani

Ever since I started running I've made it a point to say "thank you" to every course marshal that points me in the right direction, volunteer that hands me a glass of cool water, spectator that cheers for me, and police officer that allows me safe passage through an intersection.

Join Us in Boston

Terry Lyons | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports
Terry Lyons

A million spectators and 36,000 runners Monday turned the page and brought some closure to this terrible tragedy which lives on in our hearts and souls and comes forth through our tears and broken voices.

LOOK: Marathon Winner Ran With Tribute To Bombing Victims

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports

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 | Politics

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

The Boston Marathon Has Been Breaking Gender Barriers Since 1966

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth Epstein

A marathon proves that the world is your oyster; that your dreams are limitless; that you can do anything you put your mind to; that mind always conquers matter. This is especially the case for female runners Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer.

American Wins Boston Marathon

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 06.21.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon. One year after a bombi...

Women's Winner Sets Boston Marathon Record

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 06.21.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) -- Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. ...

Lawmakers Run For Charities In Boston Marathon

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) are joining the more than 36,000 registered runners in the 118th Bos...

PHOTOS: The 118th Boston Marathon Begins

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports

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...

Journalists Prepare To Run

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.21.2014 | Media

The day has finally come. NBC's Natalie Morales was up and at it early Monday morning just hours ahead of the 2014 Boston Marathon, which she call...

Boston Prepares For Marathon With Festivities And Tight Security

AP | AMY CRAWFORD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at ...

Boston Marathon's Muslim Runners To Shatter Stereotypes

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion

(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...

Gov Recounts 'Tough' Decision To Close Boston During Hunt For Bomber

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him t...

Tell HuffPost Live What 'Boston Strong' Means To You

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Three runners preparing for the 2014 Boston Marathon joined HuffPost Live on April 18 to share their powerful definitions of what it means to be "Bost...