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Boston Marathon

The Choice

Natalie Stavas, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Natalie Stavas, M.D.

People were screaming. Something had gone horribly wrong. Almost without thought, I left my dad and ran towards.

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

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
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.

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Part 2

Amram Shapiro | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports
Amram Shapiro

Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Boston and Melbourne: Separated at Birth?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Sydney, Australia, and New York are superman destinations, wrestling for attention and flying onto the world's front page. Boston and Melbourne? They're more like spectacled Clark Kents. And each is secretly glad.

Marathon Bombing Suspect's Mystery Comment Was A Joke: Lawyers

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a remark he made to his sister during a prison visit was meant to be...

What Do You Mean Women Can't?

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Reports have appeared about the fight women had to undertake so that women's ski jumping could become an Olympic event. Unfortunately, the history of women in sports has been fraught with the refrain that women "can't."

How Long Do We Have To Wait For This Trial?

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has set a November trial date for Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Judge George O'Toole...

Putin's Sochi Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.07.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

While Mr. Putin may rightly bask in the light of his many accomplishments in foreign policy, and having presided over the energy boom that thrived during much of his first term in office, he is now faced with some serious issues that cast a pall over Sochi.

Charity Runners Begin Signing Up For 2014 Boston Marathon To Honor Bombing Victims

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — Charity teams are forming to run the 2014 Boston Marathon in honor of victims of the deadly bombings at last year's race. The charita...

Coast-To-Coast Relay Race Aims To Raise $1 Million For Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of runners are gearing up for a four-week, coast-to-coast relay race to honor three people killed in the Boston Marathon bomb...

The Benefits of Running in Subzero Temperatures

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Right now is gut-check time. Not many runners are out there on the roads and trails right now. If you see one, you know at least three things about them: 1. They're serious, 2. They're tough, 3. They're suffering stoically.

Family Of Boy Killed In Boston Bombings Recruiting Charity Runners For Marathon

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — The family of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing has created a charitable foundation in his memory and is recruit...

Dare to Be 100: A Tale of Two Runners

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Use it or lose it is powerfully correct. But in order to use it, it is important that all the mechanical imperatives are obeyed. Our longtime shared running goal is to run until we are 100 with or without our original hardware. Remember that the devil can't hit a moving target.

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Welcome 'Miraculous' Baby Girl

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

While recovering from severe injuries following the Boston Marathon bombing in April, Christian Williams found out that he was going to be a father. ...

A Survivor's Tale: John Odom and the Boston Marathon Bombing

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

John Odom says he doesn't think of himself as a hero. The people who helped him survive the Boston Marathon bombing are the real heroes, he says, while his role is just to inspire other victims to recover. Yet it's this type of comment that makes him even more heroic.

Seven Months in Boston

Megan Walsh | Posted 11.08.2013 | Good News
Megan Walsh

Boston is my home, and I know that someday, my children will grow up with the same sense of Boston Pride that I have. The lives that were lost will not be lost in vein. My children will enjoy the aquarium, will ice skate on the frog pond, and will eat a Fenway Frank at the park on Marathon Monday.

Boston Business Rehabilitates Survivors Of Marathon Bombing

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — When amputees take their first steps on artificial legs, that moment of triumph can be tinged with a sudden sense of disappo...

Beautiful Marathons Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 11.02.2013 | Travel

Part of the beauty of running a race is taking in the scenery around you. With the ING New York City Marathon this weekend -- a major event that p...

LOOK: Fans Gather At Boston Marathon Finish Line After Red Sox Win

Posted 10.31.2013 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have now won three World Series in the past decade — but not since the days of Babe Ruth had Boston won a fall classic i...

The Psycho Logic of Drones

Kelly James Clark | Posted 10.24.2013 | World
Kelly James Clark

The logic of drones seems impeccable. A bad guy is killed without collateral damage and with no loss of U.S. life. If only it were so.

Dead Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Reportedly Tied To 2011 Killings

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subs...

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Six Months After the Boston Marathon Bombings

Michelle Higginson | Posted 12.16.2013 | Crime
Michelle Higginson

We Bostonians are a feisty and resilient bunch, and the marathon attacks do nothing to discount that. It is one thing to dampen the human spirit, but the sorry soul that thinks they can bring down a community jacked up on Dunkin' Donuts and Sam Adams has got another thing coming.

Boston Bombing Victims Are Learning To Run Again And Inspiring Us All

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 10.07.2013 | Good News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Celeste Corcoran, in her yellow "Boston Strong" hat, navigated her way across the artificial turf on her...

For Some Boston Victims, The Checks Don't Bring Much Relief | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact

BOSTON — When a close friend spent his money from the charity for Boston Marathon bombing survivors on a new house, J.P. Norden rejoiced along with ...