The Stories

Marathon 2014: Remembrance, Racing Forward
Last year the tragic events on Marathon Monday overtook a day that's normally upbeat and triumphant as athletes from around the world competed. This year's marathon stories look back and move forward with full coverage of Marathon 2014.


Press Conference: Elite Women

While Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo defended her title as women's champion for the second year in a row, attention at a post-race press conference was focused on American Shalane Flanagan, who finished in sixth place.

Press Conference : Elite Men

At a press conference, following the race, champion of the men's division, Meb Keflezighi said that after last year's bombings, he wanted to win this year for the city and its people.

Families From Near and Far Cheer on Relatives Running Marathon

Minnesota family offers show of support for runner and city.

Natick Celebrates Boston Marathon

If the estimated turnout of 36,000 runners for this year’s marathon is accurate, then the people who ran through Natick today outnumbered the people who actually live there.

Foundation Helps Injured Rebuild

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings left scores of athletes, many at the top of their game, suddenly trying to rebuild, one step at a time. But for one of last year’s runners, Scott Rigsby, a battle had already been won by the time he ran the course for the second time last year

Running to Remember a Common Experience

On a rainy Tuesday night, Shuheng Lin (GRS’16) started her daily training on the treadmill at the FitRec center. As one of seven people selected from the BU community, Lin will run this year’s 26.2-mile Boston Marathon on April 21, in honor of Lu Lingzi (GRS’13), one of the three victims of last year’s marathon bombings.

Businesses Expect Business as Usual

In the wake of last year's tragedy, businesses are gearing up for a return to business as usual. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitor’s Bureau estimated that the 2014 race will create nearly $176 million in revenues for businesses and charities. Story by John Hilliard.

A Runner, a Spectator Look Back on 2013

The months leading up to the 2014 marathon have been a time of recovery, reflection and remembrance of those who were injured and lost. As a look back to the 2013 Boston Marathon, these are the personal stories of Boston University graduates: runner Azeem Khan and spectator Montserrat Bravo. Story by Samantha Mellman.

Dynamic Duos: Able-bodied, Disabled Team up to Race

There are many famous duos in the world, Batman and Robin, Bonnie and Clyde, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. And in Monday’s Marathon, there will be no shortages of dynamic duos on the race course. Story by By Natnicha Chuwiruch.