BOSTON - The Boston Marathon on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, sacrificing the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious ...
Mar 14, 2020
A MARINE veteran said all he was thinking about as he crawled to the finish of the Boston Marathon was the men who died after an attack on their convoy in Afghanistan nine years ago.Their names were written on his hand, ...
Apr 17, 2019
BOSTON - Two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two other runners with the finish line in sight.Unfortunately for him, one of them was the fastest man in ...
Apr 16, 2019
BOSTON - It was the death heard 'round the running world.In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes ...
Apr 11, 2019
BOSTON - After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree Linden decided she'd seen enough of the Boston Marathon for another year."My ...
Apr 17, 2018
BOSTON - Yuki Kawauchi seemed like just another spotlight-seeking, early front-runner when he darted out to take the lead at the start of Monday's Boston Marathon (Tuesday, Manila time).It turns out the veteran Japanese marathoner saved plenty for ...
Apr 17, 2018
BOSTON - Reigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race.The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men's side ...
Dec 12, 2017
BOSTON - Adidas has apologized for sending out a marketing email praising customers it said "survived" this year's Boston Marathon.The subject line of the email sent on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) by Adidas Running read: "Congrats, you survived the Boston ...
Apr 19, 2017
BOSTON - Ben Beach was a scrawny 18-year-old who had never run more than 5 miles before he started training for his first Boston Marathon in 1968.A half-century later, at age 67, the Bethesda, Maryland, resident has a chance ...
Apr 14, 2017
BOSTON - For Jessica Kensky, seeing the new Mark Wahlberg movie about the Boston Marathon bombing was deeply personal.She and her husband, Patrick Downes, both lost their left legs below the knee in the 2013 bombing. Almost two years later, Kensky chose ...
Dec 19, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO-Mary Joy Tabal is looking to make the most out of her Olympic stint, which nearly didn't materialize, by putting on a respectable finish in the women's marathon.Tabal qualified here after making the standard at a ...
Aug 13, 2016
BOSTON - Adrianne Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer who lost a leg in the 2013 attacks, finished the Boston Marathon after spending nearly 10 hours on the course on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) and received congratulations from President Barack Obama's account ...
Apr 19, 2016
BOSTON - The Ethiopians ran past the Kenyans on their way to the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) and nearly swept them off the victory podium.Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the 120th edition of the men's race, ...
Apr 19, 2016
BOSTON - With the top American marathoners resting for the Rio Olympics, Neely Spence Gracey could be the best US hope for a podium finish in Boston on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Gracey, 26, of Superior, Colorado, is an eight-time NCAA Division ...
Apr 18, 2016
BOSTON - When Joan Benoit Samuelson was in high school in the 1970s, the longest distance she was allowed to run was a half-mile."It was thought that running would do us bodily harm, and we would never bear children," said the ...
Apr 17, 2016
BOSTON - Boston's top law enforcement official says the attacks in Belgium have added a sense of urgency to securing next month's Boston Marathon.Police Commissioner William Evans told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila ...
Mar 24, 2016
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon - not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire.Leroy Stolzfus, 22, finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on November 8 ...
Nov 21, 2015
BOSTON - Defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said in a court filing on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that he deserves a new trial in a different location where jurors will be impartial.They argued that, because of widespread outrage in ...
Aug 18, 2015
CASH prizes and a chance to run in the famed Boston Marathon.These are the incentives that await the top Filipino runners in the 39th National Milo Marathon, which formally kicks off next week.The nationwide foot race kicks off its 18 ...
Jun 18, 2015
BOSTON - Now that a jury has convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on all charges, even more is at stake in the next phase of the federal trial: The same 12 people must decide whether the 21-year-old lives or dies. ...
Apr 9, 2015
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