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  • Early 20th-century marathons found a starting line in Laurel [History Matters]

    Early 20th-century marathons found a starting line in Laurel [History Matters]
    From 1909 until 1939, marathons were run from Laurel to Washington or Baltimore. After the first few marathons, they not only became AAU-sanctioned, but the race was one of the qualifying marathons for the U.S. Olympic team. There was one constant in...
  • Born to run? Maybe, but this gene switch had little to do with it

    Born to run? Maybe, but this gene switch had little to do with it
    BOSTON -- As athletes get ready for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon today, many will have mantras. One of my favorites, from septuagenarian marathoner Malcolm Brookes is "I can, I will, I am," but another popular one is "you were born for this."...
  • Goodbye, Dublin

    Goodbye, Dublin
    BOSTON -- When Kieran O'Leary took the trip to last year's Boston Marathon, the County Dublin resident met up with several other Irish visitors before the race. "Some of the guys I knew from before from other races -- I'd met a few of them previously,"...
  • Desisa, Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

    Desisa, Jeptoo win Boston Marathon
    Explosion update: Details of evacuation after Boston Marathon blast 12:56 Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden says she played to her strengths in winning this year's Boston Marathon. "My weakness, I think everyone knows, is going downhill," she told...
  • Rebel Wilson "exposed," Turbo Tax day fail and the NRA's Sprint Cup sponsorship turns deadly for one NASCAR fan

    Rebel Wilson "exposed," Turbo Tax day fail and the NRA's Sprint Cup sponsorship turns deadly for one NASCAR fan
    Rebel Wilson shines, confuses and titillates while hosting last night's 2013 MTV Movie Awards as tax-paying procrastinators struggled to submit their returns on a temporarily floundering TurboTax online. In gun control news, a sadly ironic turn of...
  • Baltimore-area residents near Boston Marathon blasts

    Baltimore-area residents near Boston Marathon blasts
    Ryan McGrath and other Baltimore-area runners were relaxing after the Boston Marathon, refueling with some burritos, when they heard the blasts. "I thought maybe it's one of those boat-type things that just shoots off a cannon every day," said McGrath,...
  • The scene in Boston changed and shattered in an instant

    The scene in Boston changed and shattered in an instant
    Before reading this, just know that there will be no mention of the Orioles' designated hitter slump in this blog post, no talk of any blown bubbles by Adam Jones or when Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman are coming to the big league club. So excuse me for...
  • Marylanders recall terror after Boston Marathon explosions

    Marylanders recall terror after Boston Marathon explosions
    Kathryn Ledwell turned at the boom and stared, confused in her fatigue by the plume of smoke rising behind her, the screams and the crowd — not just her fellow athletes but everyone — running in different directions. Then the second...
  • Keep moving, through the pain

    Keep moving, through the pain
    The Boston Marathon resonates deep within my memory. I don't know when, exactly, it got there. My older brother ran distances, gliding around the streets of Atlanta in the days when that meant regular harassment from motorists, long before anyone had...
  • In Boston, one act of evil, thousands of acts of humanity

    In Boston, one act of evil, thousands of acts of humanity
    An 8-year-old boy was among the three people killed and at least 176 people injured, many severely, by a pair of explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. According to The Boston Globe, the boy, Martin Richard, was with his...
  • Several Harford residents experience Boston Marathon's tragic end first-hand

    Several Harford residents experience Boston Marathon's tragic end first-hand
    Kevin Hennessey of Bel Air started running four years ago, just so he could qualify for the Boston Marathon. Monday's race was his first. "It's the only race you have to qualify for. It's very prestigious," he said Tuesday. "It's probably as close to...
  • Bits & Pieces: Boston Marathon tragedy hits running community hard

    Monday was Patriots' Day in Massachusetts, but the celebration became a tragedy when two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than 100 injured, some critically.  The iconic race, which annually...