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  • This Year's Marathon Like None Before It

    This Year's Marathon Like None Before It
    I ran my first Boston Marathon in 1965. I will never forget the sheer physical experience, the pain, fatigue and exhaustion. But equally, I will never forget the emotional high — the rising excitement as the miles wore on, the cheering of the...
  • Boston Marathon: Keflezighi is first American male to win since 1983

    Boston Marathon: Keflezighi is first American male to win since 1983
    Meb Keflezighi became the first U.S. male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades on Monday, the first running of the race since last year's fatal bombing attack. Keflezighi, who was born in Eritrea but is now a U.S. citizen, set an official...
  • At marathon, buoyant crowds declare Boston is back

    BOSTON — This Boston Marathon, a year after the bombs went off at the finish line, was one that nobody wanted to miss. Elise Conner, 58, who was near the end of the course when the explosions rocked Boylston Street, struggled through an injury...
  • A year later, Los Angeles trio crosses Boston Marathon finish line

    A year later, Los Angeles trio crosses Boston Marathon finish line
    BOSTON — Two blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, Phil Kent stopped and fell to his knees on the warm pavement. Clutching an American flag in his right hand, the Chatsworth man faced the sidewalk where the second bomb detonated last year...
  • An emotional Boston Marathon ends with an American victory

    BOSTON — The cheers were louder, the runners more determined, the tears of joy and relief at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday more heartfelt than ever. And yes, the security was tighter. But on a brilliant spring day, the city brought to...
  • After the Boston marathon bombing, focus on the heroes

    Amid the bedlam, terror and despair, we must focus on this. We must never forget this: Goodness still abounds. Courage is plentiful. People can be, and often are, heroes. As the surreal video of the Boston Marathon bombing looped over and over on TV, I,...
  • Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

    Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing
    WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in last year's Boston Marathon bombing, saying in court papers that the deadly plot was committed in an "especially heinous, cruel and depraved manner." Atty. Gen....
  • November trial set for Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    November trial set for Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
    The trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on Nov. 3, a federal judge has ruled, a much earlier date than defense attorneys had requested. In a status hearing Wednesday, Judge George O’Toole said the date was fair....
  • Boston Marathon victims pay it forward with new charities

    Boston Marathon victims pay it forward with new charities
    Tens of thousands of people donated money to the One Fund, the charity created by officials after the Boston Marathon bombings. Victims received get-well cards from around the country, as well as flowers and notes of encouragement from total strangers....
  • Government to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors announced today they will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in connection with last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, saying in federal court papers that the attack that killed three people and injured...
  • Signs of our times

    It's been an eventful few weeks in Boston. The Boston Marathon, typically a celebratory event, was met with terror and tragedy. Just days later, people in the city and surrounding municipalities were voluntarily "sheltering in place" as law enforcement...
  • Teel Time: Boston Marathon bombing strikes at running's core

    Pete Watson runs, literally and figuratively, among the distance-running elite. He won bronze in the 5,000 meters at the 2001 Canadian national championships, and he coaches his brother Rob, a world-class marathoner. Monday the Watsons were in Boston,...