The running of the 2013 Boston Marathon was an exciting one. Ethopian Lelisa Desisa raced to the finish for the win with a time of 2:10:22, just five seconds ahead of second place finisher Micah Kogo of Kenya, and six seconds ahead of third place finisher Gebregziabher Gebremariam also of Kenya. The Women’s race wasn’t …
Category Archives: The Race
Newtown Victims Honored
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.
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.
Runners Served Pasta, Smiles
City Hall was transformed into a sea of blue and yellow Sunday evening as thousands of runners donning their official race jackets poured into the sunlit plaza for the annual pre-marathon carbo-loading dinner.
Medical Staff Ready for Annual Assist
After a marathon last year that forced runners into medical tents and out of the race due to high heat, this year’s runners and medical staff are looking forward to a more routine event.
Clean Sweep: Crews Tidy Up After Race
The Boston Marathon, now in its 117th year, is an annual celebration that draws thousands of spectators, world-class runners and lots of garbage to clean up after they have crossed the finish line.
City Sees Financial Boost from Race
Thousands of runners and their supporters are arriving in the city from near and far for the 117th Boston Marathon. They’ve booked flights, made hotel reservations and registered for the race. Clearly an event this big has a large impact on the city. Just how large is the impact?
Infographics: Marathon by the Numbers
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Boston Marathon Live Blog
Follow our live coverage of Marathon 2013 here.
Timeline: Marathon History
Who was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon? In what year was the length of the race course changed? View key moments in Marathon history via this interactive timeline.
Take a run through facts about the race.