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Boston Marathon 2014


Summer Sanders Is Running the Boston Marathon Again

For Summer Sanders, the 41-year-old mother of two, who won two Olympic gold medals (and a silver and a bronze) in swimming at the 1992 […]


NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre Is Running the Marathon Again

Last year, Joey McIntyre crossed the Boston Marathon finish line at 3:57:06. It was his first marathon ever, and he ran for his mom who […]

City Life

Saudi Man Investigated After Marathon Bombings Sues Glenn Beck for Defamation, Slander

A Boston man searched by authorities in the days following the Marathon bombings is suing a national media outlet and radio personality for defamation and […]

Arts & Entertainment

Add Your Marathon Story to the ‘It’s Our Boston’ Mosaic

AT&T has teamed up with the Boston Athletic Association to create a digital mosaic that details people’s progress as they gear up for this year’s […]

City Life

A Conversation with Transit Police Officer Dic Donohue

For a man who lost a close friend—MIT Officer Sean Collier—and nearly his own life, MBTA Transit Police Officer Dic Donohue is as optimistic and […]

City Life

Photos of The Hop-21 Marathon Training Run This Weekend

When Susan Hurley, founder of CharityTeams said, “Be sure to bring carrots for the bunnies,” she was talking about a certain breed of marathon runners […]

City Life

There’s Still Hope for the ‘Marathon Daffodil’ Project

The city and surrounding suburbs almost fell prey to a spring snowstorm on Wednesday, but luckily for a project that’s paying homage to this year’s […]

City Life

Your Guide to the Best Marathon Ever

For the uninitiated and the seasoned spectators alike, we present our unofficial, irreverent, and completely idiosyncratic guide to Boston’s biggest day.

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Boston Marathon Mile Guide

MILE 0 In the Beginning All is still on Marathon Monday morning. Once runners get off the bus in Hopkinton, there’s only way back: on […]

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Pro Tips for Boston Marathon Spectators

Beat the Bonk We, as spectators, have a very important job to do: get runners to the finish line. But what to do when they […]

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Are You Faster Than a (Minor) Celebrity?

  See more from our guide to the Boston Marathon.

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Her Big Finish

If Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan were to win the 2014 Boston Marathon, it would be the sports story of the year, maybe of the century. […]

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Back to Boylston

Runners whose shoes were featured on our May 2013 cover talk training, memories, and what the marathon means to them today.

City Life

City Unveils ‘Honor Banners’ at Marathon Finish Line

It’s almost been a year since two bombs went off near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, claiming the lives of three people […]

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Marathon Organizers Discuss Additional Security Measures for Race Day

Banned bags and a route void of soldiers carrying their rucksacks are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what will be different […]