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Boston Marathon

Marathon Man: Will Boston Billy Rodgers Ever Stop Running?

Michael Levin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Sports
Michael Levin

Just 40 years ago, when Bill Rodgers won his first Boston Marathon, running was considered a bizarre thing to do. Truckers threw beer cans at runners' heads.

Fund For Boston Marathon Victims Closes After Doling Out $80 Million

AP | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — A charity created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is winding down operations. One Fund Boston said in a statement T...

What If You Saw Me Along the Way?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

An unexpected gift of running is that when you challenge yourself, and you dig deeper than you ever thought possible, you not only become immensely proud of yourself but also those who love you bear witness to the inner strength you have unearthed.

Running Can Change Your Life... If You Let It

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

It's not surprising that people often ask me why I run so much, but more often than that they ask, "What are you running away from?" Whenever I hear that, I smile because I don't think I'm running away from anything. In fact, I'm running towards something -- a better "me."

Vet Who Lost Both Legs Says 'You Cannot Take Away' His Spirit

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact

At the Concert for Valor on the National Mall on Tuesday night, the 100,000-strong crowd erupted in cheers as Army Master Sgt. Cedric King's words ech...

Boston Bombing Survivor Loses Part Of Her Leg

AP | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime

KATY, Texas (AP) -- A Houston-area woman injured in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing was recovering Tuesday after surgery to amputate part of her le...

Women Who Run

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I listened to Kathrine Switzer describe her preparation for and her participation in the 1967 Boston Marathon, I knew that I was listening to an amazing history.

Lawyers For Marathon Bombing Suspect Ask To Delay Trial

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked Friday to delay his trial until at least September 2015. "We reco...

Guilty Plea Expected By Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Friend

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the dead...

Boston Marathon Survivor Announces Birth Of Baby Girl

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents

Date: 7/14/2014 3:57 PM BOSTON (AP) — A man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombing is now the father of a baby girl. Jeff Bauman an...

Boston's New Start

David Willey | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Willey

The Boston Marathon, to me, has always represented renewal. That's an odd thing to say about the world's oldest continuously run marathon, but its pla...

An A To Z Guide To Boston

FlipKey | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
FlipKey

Your guide to Boston -- A to Z.

Boston Marathon Runners Shatter Charity Records, Raise $38.4 Million

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

The real winners of the Boston Marathon were the runners who smashed charity records, raising an unprecedented $38.4 million for a number of causes, t...

Prosecutors: Put Him On Trial In Boston

AP | Posted 08.31.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are opposing a defense request to move the November trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to ...

Terminal City: A Talk with Linda Fairstein

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Linda Fairstein needs no introduction. For more than two decades, this former prosecutor was Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Tsarnaev's Friends Seek Constitutional Rights

Martin Zabell | Posted 07.31.2014 | Crime
Martin Zabell

The United States will be riveted on Dzokhar Tsarnaev when he goes on trial on Nov. 3, 2014, for allegedly murdering three people and injuring 264 on April 15, 2013, when he and his brother Tamerlan allegedly placed two bombs near the finish line of that day's Boston Marathon. Legal experts and scholars, though, might conclude that the first Boston Marathon bombing trial is more legally significant.

Boston Marathon Bombs Were Made With Christmas Lights, Model Car Parts

AP | Posted 05.21.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used "relatively sophisticated" bombs with fuses made from Christmas ligh...

A Boston Marathon Bombing TV Series Is In The Works

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.01.2014 | TV

Fox is taking on the story of the Boston Marathon bombings. The network announced plans to launch an event series based on the best-selling book "Long...

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

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.29.2014 | Good News

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...

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.