Boston Marathon

By - 4/20/14 - 6:32 pm
Marathon Sports on Boylston Street

Amy B. photographed the line to get into Marathon Sports - scene of one of the two explosions last year - the day before the 2014 Marathon.

By - 4/19/14 - 1:40 pm

1938 British Pathe newsreel on that year's Boston Marathon.

By - 4/18/14 - 8:04 pm
Man with scarves at Old South Church

For the past year, volunteers at Old South Church have been knitting scarves for Marathon runners. Photographynatalia watched some of them distributed today.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/18/14 - 9:38 am
Helicopter low over Boylston Street

Jake Walker was one of many people to wonder about the helicopter flying low along Boylston this morning. He notes he looked down on the chopper from his 22nd-floor office.

This comes a day after people wondered about the fleet of helicopters flying around town. They're all Marathon related, of course. Today's might be your standard background radiation testing, nothing to... Read more

By - 4/16/14 - 7:29 pm

the MBTA closing Arlington Station all day on Patriot's Day Marathon Monday? Service alert from the T:

Branches Affected: B, C, D, E
Apr 21: Arlington and Copley Stations will be closed all day due to the Boston Marathon.

Start of day Mon 4/21/14 until end of day Mon 4/21/14

Affected routes:
Green Line B branch
Green Line C branch
Green

... Read more
By - 4/12/14 - 6:02 pm
William Evans discusses Marathon preparation

William Evans discusses Marathon preparation at City Hall.

Boston officials today outlined some of their security measures for the April 21 Marathon that include road closings, more cameras and police and more cots and emergency personnel for the larger number of runners expected.

"Our goal is to make it a safe family day," Police Commissioner William Evans said. "I'm very confident we're going to have a great day."

Evans said that, unlike at... Read more

By - 4/12/14 - 9:03 am
At the Boston Marathon finish line

Tyler was among the thousands who headed to Boylston Street this morning for a Sports Illustrated cover to mark the anniversary of the Marathon bombings.

Dear World has some powerful photos and video of survivors of the bombings posing on the finish line.

By - 4/11/14 - 6:46 am
Marathon finish line

Italian in Boston watched workers erecting the scaffolding across the Marathon finish line overnight.

By - 3/12/14 - 9:36 am

Team Brookline has 42 runners, 4 charitable causes…
and advice from its own mental health expert.

Everyone who ran in, attended, watched, supported the Marathon last year keenly felt the effects of the day and what followed. For many of us, those feelings will come flooding back this year on April 21. But runners training for this year’s Boston Marathon are deep into that... Read more

By - 3/11/14 - 7:42 am

Also, no baby strollers along the route. Bring stuff in clear plastic bags.

Meanwhile, some Watertown residents want better answers on the search for the Tsarnaevs after last year's bombings.

By - 11/11/13 - 8:48 am

The Daily Free Press reports on the final planting of memorial bulbs in Kenmore Square on Saturday.

By - 5/16/13 - 3:47 pm

The BAA is inviting 5,633 runners who were unable to cross the finish line at this year's marathon back to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon next year.

In a press release today, they listed the eligibility as having at least crossed the half-marathon checkpoint when the race was stopped at 2:50 PM. They do not yet know what the total size of next... Read more

By - 4/15/13 - 7:44 pm

Video by Douglas Bennett of the events following the terror attack at the Boston Marathon.

By - 4/14/13 - 12:19 pm

Copley Square yesterday.

Don't.

Jed Hresko captured the scene down Boylston yesterday. Mike the Mad Biologist has more photos.... Read more

By - 4/12/13 - 9:38 am

Kelley finishing Marathon in 1940

Just in time for Patriots Day, the BPL has posted Marathon photos by Leslie Jones, including the immortal Johnny Kelley finishing the race second in 1940 and on the way to his first-place finish in 1945 (on... Read more

By - 4/11/13 - 7:25 am

Long line at Logan

Owen Williams was among the hundreds of people in a world-class line for non-existent cabs at one Logan terminal around 1 a.m. today.

"Nice welcome for marathoners," adds Catboston, also in the line.... Read more

By - 4/4/13 - 9:59 am

The Huntington News reports 13 racers will be dressed like hamburgers - and raising money for a charity sponsored by the local B.Good burger chain.

By - 4/17/12 - 12:00 am

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury) ran the Marathon today - and turned on the video on his phone for the last 200 yards.

Compare to then Mayor Ray Flynn in the 1984 Marathon.... Read more

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