Best of Boston

2013 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

On Marathon Monday, the Marathon Sports location on Boylston Street lost its window and some inventory. But the staffers here never abandoned their single-minded runners’ focus: Clothes for sale became tourniquets, and employees became makeshift nurses. Today, the store is back open for business, and doing what all Marathon Sports locations do best—putting you in a great pair of shoes.

671 Boylston St., Boston, 617-267-4774,