Thousands board the “big cheese” for Hopkinton. Jun Tsuboike spoke with runners as they entered shuttle buses to begin the 119th Boston Marathon.
By Caitlin Bawn BU News Service Walking along the last mile of the Boston Marathon route, it’s not easy to miss the swarms of men and women in bright orange jackets scattered along the sidelines. The rain doesn’t seem to be dampening their spirit, as these volunteers put up barriers, place water bottles on tables, […]
Marathon and Sox on Patriots Day. For thousands of fans it’s a tradition to head to Fenway Park and later step outside to cheer on the runners.
By Haiyun Jiang BU News Service Early Spring wind blew across Nickerson Field as Jinyan Zhao sat in the stands, recalling her niece Lingzi Lu, who was tragically killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Though two years have passed since the bombing, the loss remains a scar that will never heal for Lu’s family […]
Three runners, from new to experienced, talk about their plans for running Boston Marathon 2015 at Hynes Convention center after they picking up their bib numbers on Sunday. (Dingfang Zhou/BU News Service)
An estimated 10,000 runners from across the globe took part in the seventh-annual Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K at the Boston Common.
She wants to give up. Cold, blistering wind hits her throat as she runs through her Westford neighborhood. It’s December 2014 and Lauren Parks just finished her first mile.
By Nikita Sampath & Noelia Valero BU News Service BOSTON — On Saturday Jimmy Green drove down from Marblehead with his wife Michelle and dog, Panda, to pick up his bib number for what could be his last marathon. At 82, he is the oldest participant from Massachusetts this year. Last year he took nearly 5:30 […]
By Stacy Schoonover BU News Service After raising $837,000 within a month of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and coining a catchphrase that would inspire millions worldwide, Boston Strong Co-Founder Chris Dobens still doesn’t have closure. So he’s running this year’s Boston Marathon. “It’s a decision I made because I noticed everyone else was healing in different […]
As a result of a coalition of six of the world’s biggest marathons contributing more funds to the International Association of Athletics Federations, development of labs and out-of-competition drug testing in countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia have increased.