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Boston Marathon will retire bib number worn by trailblazing runner Kathrine Switzer

Boston Marathon bib number 261 has been imbued with meaning since Kathrine Switzer wore it in 1967, when she became the first woman to be officially registered and run in the race. Now, the same year that the trailblazing Switzer is again running in the Boston Marathon, the number will be...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:41pm

Boston Marathon 2017: Live updates

Monday marked the 121st Boston Marathon, but for one out-of-town spectator, it was his first time taking part in the famed event. Michael Roth made the trip from Chicago to cheer on a friend, and he basked in the clear blue skies and temperatures that hovered in the 70s. Thousands of fans...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:49pm

Updated: 2017 Boston Marathon full results (list of runner names)

Here is a list of the runners who crossed the finish line on Marathon Monday in Boston.   Men’s 1.     Geoffrey Kirui, Kenya, 2:09:37 2.     Galen Rupp, USA, 2:09:58 3.     Suguru Osako, Japan, 2:10:28 4.  ...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:21pm

Who won the 2017 Boston Marathon? Mens and womens results

Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, won the 121st Boston Marathon men’s race on Monday, crossing the finish line with an unofficial winning time of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 37 seconds. A Kenyan won the women’s race as well as Edna Kiplagat posted a time of 2:21:52. It was Kiplagat’s first...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:03pm

Boston Marathon Guide: Marathon Monday MBTA changes

Marathon Monday will lead to some road closures in Boston, but if you’re relying on the T to get around that day, some rail service will have changes, as well. The MBTA will carry thousands of spectators to the 26.2-mile course and to do that, it has provided a special Marathon viewing map....

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 2:15pm

Boston Marathon: Which elite runners will take Boston in 2017?

Perhaps no single day in Boston is bigger and more important than Patriots' Day, or better known around these parts as Marathon Monday. While the historical aspect of the day in our nation's history can't be forgotten - the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord - the...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:09pm

Boston Marathon Guide: Marathon Monday road closures in Boston

The Boston Marathon returns to city streets Monday, and if you’re thinking of driving anywhere that day, you might want to rethink your plans. Close to 30,000 runners are slated to participate this year and the Boston Athletic Association estimates the number of spectators will top 500,000,...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:19am

Boston Marathon Guide: Where to watch

Over half a million spectators are expected to turn out somewhere along the 121st Boston Marathon route on Marathon Monday to cheer on racers. Though the Boston Athletic Association says there’s ample room along each and every mile of the 26.2-mile course, it pointed out a few of the more...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:35pm

Boston Marathon Guide: Planning to attend the Marathon? Don't bring these items

Marathon Monday is almost here, and spectators are planning to flock to prime spots along the route to watch the thousands of runners go by. But before staking out a location along Beacon Street — or any other area along the 26.2-mile course — think about what you plan on bringing....

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:47pm

Boston Marathon Guide: What time does the marathon start?

Even if you have the day off, Marathon Monday isn’t about sleeping in. The Boston Marathon, on April 17, comes with an early wake-up call for runners. But when should a spectator get there to see the action live? That depends on which group of runners you want to watch cross the finish line...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:22pm

A conversation with the Boston Marathon's medical care man

A marathon is brutal on the body. From heat exhaustion to dehydration to muscle cramps and chaffing, runners get battered during those 26.2 miles. At Monday’s Boston Marathon, backaches, breakdowns and blowouts are bound to occur. To assist the 30,000 runners who will take part, the...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:42am

On your mark: get ready for Marathon Monday

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 12.0px; font: 12.0px 'Austin Light'} Whether you’re running the big 26.2 or you’re just eager to celebrate a day off from work, race day is one of the holiest party holidays in the Bay State. Here’s...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:48pm

Talking Marathon Monday with BostonTweet aka Tom O'Keefe

For the third year in a row, Tom O’Keefe, aka social media influencer Boston Tweet, is leaving his selfie stick at home to make the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square on Marathon Monday. In addition to helping him curb his beer belly, O’Keefe is excited to run the famed...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 1:36pm

MBTA Marathon Monday passes will make it easier to cheer on runners this year

It’s almost Marathon Monday and that means Bostonians are planning their routes to the best places along the race course to cheer runners on. This year, spectators will be able to move around the course via Boston’s commuter rail for one flat fee. A $20 Marathon Monday ticket will...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:53am

Maybe you just weren't born to run a marathon, says science

As runners lace up for the Boston Marathon next week, who makes it to the finish line might come down to genetics. Marathon races, at 26.2 miles, are a strenuous exercise for any runner, even with training. "With regard to muscle demands, completing a marathon requires approximately 30,000...

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 8:23pm

Suicide survivor is running Boston Marathon to help end stigma against mental illness

A year ago, Ana Febres-Cordero could barely get herself out of bed. The Concord native was struggling with depression and anxiety, and was so desperate that in the fall of her freshman year at Dickinson College, she tried to end her life. But her friends were able to intervene, and took Febres-...

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 5:34am

50 years later, Boston Marathon trail-blazer Kathrine Switzer runs again

Fifty years after her historic Boston Marathon run, Kathrine Switzer will once again lace up her shoes and run the 26.2-mile course. But unlike the first time, when a race official accosted her near the start, she will receive a far friendlier reception.Switzer was the first woman to officially...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 5:44pm

To Boston marathon survivor, Citgo sign is iconic 'beacon'

As Dave Fortier was running the 2013 Boston Marathon, he thought it would be the only time he would tackle those 26.2 miles. He wasn’t planning on running Boston ever again — and then the bombs exploded.Now, he’s gearing up for his fifth Boston Marathon, but change for the city is once again on the...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 5:00am

Matt Damon signs on to narrate new Boston Marathon documentary

Fresh off the questionableness that was "The Great Wall,"Matt Damon is mercifully shedding his CGI-enhanced ponytail for a headset and microphone. The actor has signed on to narrate "Boston," an upcoming documentary about the near 120-year history of the Boston Marathon.The film offers a thorough...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:04pm

Boston Marathon bombing survivor to marry fireman who saved her

RoseannSdoiawent to cheer on runners at the Boston Marathon finish line four years ago and lost her leg after the pressure-cooker bombs stationed nearby exploded. She didn't know then, but that wasn't all fate had in store for her that day.As first responders rushed to assist the injured in the...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 3:30pm