The Boston Marathon is honoring the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting with a special mile marker in Monday’s race. Unveiled Thursday, the 26th mile marker incorporates the city seal and 26 stars, one for each of the victims of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
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Spokespersons Cross Finish in Wee Hours
More than 700 people gathered at South Station Sunday night to ride the train to Southborough. But these weren’t your average commuters. They came from all over Boston with their bicycles to ride in the 5th annual Midnight Marathon.
Tech CEOs Run to Help Kids Code
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley and RunKeeper CEO Jason Jacobs are running in this year’s Boston Marathon to raise money for CampInteractive, a New York-based charity that teaches inner city kids how to use HTML code.
Brit in NY Sets Sights on Boston Marathon
Boston University News Service New York correspondent Lusha Chen looks at his training.
Interactive: ‘Bandit’ Runners
‘Bandit’ runners face special issues when joining the marathon pack.
Running in Memory of a Friend
Five years of running the Boston Marathon and raising more than $60,000 for cancer patients has not worn Ashley Zolenski out. Her sixth marathon may be the most important as she is running in honor of her friend, Jamie Riehle, who died from cancer last fall.
Team Rett Runs for a Cure
This time last April, Erica Robertson wasn’t a runner. Now hopes drives her every step.
Expo Showcases Running Tech
Audio Report: Vendors showed off the latest in gear and runners reunited at the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo at the Hynes Convention Center. John Ambrosio reports.
Runner Racks Up Miles
Arnie James, a 69-year-old Boston native and self-proclaimed “dude,” plans to cross the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line with 3,772.8 racing miles under his belt, totaling 144 marathons he’s run in cities around the globe.
From famed runners to volunteers, media and area students, the Boston Marathon holds special meaning. Watch.