Boston Marathon

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

Fund created to honor MIT officer killed following marathon bombings

A foundation set up in memory of the MIT police officer who was killed by the Boston Marathon bombers will support several of the fallen officer's passions.The Sean Collier Memorial Fund will be introduced by his family in Boston on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.One of the brothers,...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:25am

Mark Wahlberg on why he almost didn't make 'Patriots Day'

Mark Wahlberg wasn’t sure he wanted to be in “Patriots Day.” When he first heard about the film, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the search for the Tsarnaev brothers, the actor had some concerns.“There were some things that weren’t that positive in the local press,” Wahlberg tells us....

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:52pm

'Patriots Day' is a blunt force object about the Boston marathon bombing

‘Patriots Day’Director: Peter BergStars: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle MonaghanRating: R2 (out of 5) GlobesPeter Berg has never been one for pleasantries. Since making “Very Bad Things,” the rare pitch black comedy that actually does go too far, the actor-turned-director has stormed into powder keg...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 1:30am

Orlando shooter calls Boston bomber 'his homeboy'

Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen called Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev his “homeboy” during a conversation with a 911 dispatcher, recently released audio revealed.Mateen, a U.S.-born Muslim opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub June 12 killing 49 workers and club goers in the nation...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:56pm

PHOTOS: 26.2 miles later, engraving the medals of the Boston Marathon 2016

The day after thegrueling 26.2 mile trek to Boston, those who ran the Boston Marathon lined up in Copley to get their medals etched with their names and race times at Marathon Sports, which offered to do the engraving for free.It was a sea of teal jackets and sore legson the street Tuesday as the...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:23am

Zachary Hine, Neely Spence Gracey first Americans to cross 2016 Boston Marathon finish line

For years, predicting the winners of the Boston Marathon was simply a matter of selecting the correct Kenyan runner. Times have changed, and Monday it was the country of Ethiopia that stood tall.Lemi Berhanu Hayle captured the 2016 men’s title with a time of two hours, 12 minutes and 45 seconds,...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 2:16am

Strength, tradition and Mark Wahlberg sightings at Boston Marathon 2016

A mild Monday greeted runners in the 2016 Boston Marathon, as thousands hit the streets in the 120th installment of the race.The occasion once again brought out the race day rituals that make ita highlight of Bostonians’ calendars and the unofficial start to spring: from the scream tunnel kisses...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:32am

2016 Boston Marathon winners: Atsede Baysa wins women's field, Lemi Berhanu Hayle takes men's race

Runners got a picture-perfect day at the 2016 Boston Marathon Monday and the race saw a pair of new winners.Ethiopia's Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men's field with an unofficial time of 2:12:43. Hayle is just 21-years-old.Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa won the women’s field in the 2016 Boston Marathon with...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:17pm

Where to eat on Marathon Monday

Which is harder: Running 26.2 miles or finding a seat on Marathon Monday in a decent bar on Boylston Street? It’s no easy feat to make it through the lines at Boston’s most popular bars and restaurants on April 18th, and with private parties galore you might find yourself giving up and going home....

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

More than 30,000 to run 120th Boston Marathon

Athletes were lacing up their running shoes and scarfing down pasta this weekend as they prepared for the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday.More than more than 30,000 hailing from nearly 100 countries will be jogging the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boylston Street this Patriots Day, by the Boston...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 2:46am

Best places to watch, top contenders in this year's Boston Marathon

On Patriots' Day, Massachusetts commemorates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, two extremely important battles in our nation’s history.But Patriots Day doubles as another important day in New England: Marathon Monday.Yes, the 120th running of the Boston Marathon is here,...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:52am

Jeff Price, Samaritans running Boston Marathon to raise money for military suicide prevention

Jeff Price isn’t one to come out and tell you how tough he is. Get into a conversation with him and he might eventually mention that he wrestled collegiately at the highest level, in the Big 10 conference at Purdue. He lacks a booming voice, and having wrestled at the 125-weight class for the...

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 8:14pm

City to hold moment of silence for Boston Marathon bombing victims

A moment of silence will be held in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on the third anniversary of the attack, reports said.RELATED:MayorWalsh givesOneBostonDaypermanent place on city calendarThe moment of silence, along with a blood drive, a wreath laying ceremony and other...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:02pm

Where to carbo-load before the Boston Marathon

Need options for where to carb-up in readiness ahead of Marathon Monday, or where to replenish your depleted glycogen, après race? We've got the lowdown on the city's deals on bottomless pastas and delicious comfort food. And even if you're not running, no one's stopping you from indulging, too.In...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:00pm

Low-flying chopper to measure radiation along Boston Marathon route

A low-flying helicopter will reportedly make several passes over the Boston Marathon route this week to measure naturally occurring radiation.The survey is at the request of marathon organizers and state and local officials, according to the State House News, and is meant tocompare changes in...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:37am

Mayor Walsh gives One Boston Day permanent place on city calendar

Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday morning that One Boston Day has been permanently placed on the city’s calendar.The mayor’s made the announcement via Twitter:Proud to permanently proclaim April 15 as #OneBostonDay, a day that has come to stand for our city's deepest values. pic.twitter.com/...

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:26pm

No credible threats to 2016 Boston Marathon

Spectators can expect few changes to the security plan for the Boston Marathon this year, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.Thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers will patrol the 26.2 mile route — an operation that also includes K-9 units and dozens of security cameras, officials...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 12:29am

Marathon bombings movie to film in MIT officer’s Somerville apartment

The filmmakers behind “Patriots Day,” a movie depicting the Boston Marathon bombings, will shoot scenes inside the home of late MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.Crews will film inside Collier’s apartment on Curtis Street in Somerville’s Teele Square on April 15, according to a permit filed with the...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 2:23am