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Boston Marathon Guide


Here’s Where to Eat All Along the Boston Marathon Route

There’s no doubt about it: Marathon Monday is one of the most exciting days in Boston and, for that matter, all the ‘burbs that line […]

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What the Marathon Bombings Taught Us

  We all remember where we were when the bombs went off at the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Now, on the 10th […]

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“It’s Unimaginable Pain”: The Everyday Affects of the Marathon Bombings, 10 Years Later

Everyone has a different way of coping with collective trauma. In the immediate aftermath of the bombings, the only thing we could think about was […]

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How I Learned There’s Heroism in Preparedness

April 15, 2013, was a gut-wrenching, horrible day, one in which I, as executive director of the Boston Marathon and president of the Boston Athletic […]

Boston Marathon Google Map

Boston Marathon Google Map Browse our course map of the Boston Marathon, with dozens of notable sights along the race route from Hopkinton to Boylston […]

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What Does “Boston Strong” Mean 10 Years Later?

Walking around Copley Square the day after the bombings, MBTA police officer Dic Donohue could hardly believe his eyes. He’d spent so much time in […]

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“We Will Finish the Race”: The Making of Boston’s Iconic Marathon Shoes Cover

On the morning of Tuesday, April 16, 2013, National Guard members—still in shock from the previous day’s attack—patrolled the streets of the Back Bay, while […]


The Boston Guide to a Marathon Day of Dining and Drinking

With the world’s oldest, consecutively run marathon, and the coinciding tradition of an early day game at Major League Baseball’s oldest ballpark, Patriots’ Day is […]

Boston Marathon Mile Guide

Boston Marathon Mile Guide Runners and spectators, follow these game plans to have the best Boston Marathon experience ever. Boston Magazine | Marathon Guide MILE 0 […]

Pro Tips for Boston Marathon Spectators

Pro Tips for Boston Marathon Spectators How to cheer, how to hand off water, what to stock in your Solo cup, and more. Boston Magazine […]

Where to Eat Before the Boston Marathon

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Boston Marathon-Themed Running Shoes

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Celebrities Who Ran the Boston Marathon

Celebrities Who Ran the Boston Marathon Are you faster than a (minor) celebrity? Boston’s biggest race may not attract the same star power as its […]

Meb Keflezighi

Q&A: Meb Keflezighi

On April 21, 2014, an Eritrean-born American named Meb Keflezighi charged down Boylston and became the 118th men’s winner of the Boston Marathon. It was […]

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A Medal from the First Boston Marathon Race in 1897

Check out a medal from the inaugural race.