Boston Marathon

By - 4/20/16 - 7:34 am

From his room in the Tufts Medical Center ICU, Ari Ofsevit tells the Globe he doesn't remember being carried across the Marathon finish line by two other runners, let alone any of the efforts by medics, doctors and nurses to keep him alive.

By - 4/19/16 - 11:07 am

"Fan behavior could not have been better," Boston Police report.

By - 4/18/16 - 12:30 pm
Boston Marathon leaders

Matthew Calvin watched the runners come pass Mile 23 in Washington Square.

By - 4/18/16 - 12:17 pm
Bobbi Gibb crosses the Boston Marathon finish line.

Jean Nagy watched Bobbi Gibb cross the Marathon finish line 50 years after she became the first woman to finish the race - after having to sneak in because officials denied her application since they just knew women were physically incapable of running 26 miles and 385 yards.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:37 am
Richard family with Marathon winner Tatyana McFadden

Jean Nagy captured the Richard family with Tatyana McFadden, the winner of the Marathon women's wheelchair race.

By - 4/18/16 - 8:35 am
Ready for the Marathon

Tracey Staedter inspected the barricades along the Marathon route this morning.

Meanwhile, the city alerts us:

Meters are free and time limits are not in effect, but all other parking rules remain in effect.

By - 4/17/16 - 5:36 pm

Adam Nichols watched a heavily armored Army vehicle arrive at the Hynes under police escort this afternoon.

By - 4/15/16 - 8:08 am

Charlie Manning recalls Tommy Leonard, the bartender at the Eliot Lounge, back when it was a required visit for Marathon runners:

On this Patriots’ Day weekend when the Boston Marathon is run, you should also know that Tommy loved the Marathon. He had run it several times himself, and since the Eliot was right on the Marathon route, Tommy made the Eliot the center of the Marathon universe.

There was a clock in the Eliot that counted down the days until the race was run. There was a Hollywood- style Walk of Fame out front where the famous runners had left their footprints in the cement.

By - 4/11/16 - 12:32 pm
Radiation copter

Federal radiation-sensing helicopter.

The National Nuclear Security Administration reminds us today that it has a helicopter flitting above us doing its annual background radiation checks in preparation for the Marathon. Read more.

By - 4/27/15 - 8:23 am
Japanese prime minister and Marty Walsh in the Back Bay

Nick Barber captured the scene as Marty Walsh greeted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after Abe laid a wreath at the Boston Marathon finish line this morning.

By - 4/21/15 - 9:58 am

WCVB tells us about Maickel Melamed, who was born with muscular dystrophy, but wasn't going to let that stop him from finishing the Marathon.

By - 4/20/15 - 10:54 pm

UPDATE: Cop found.

Marathon runner Anusha Mookherjee reports that as she passed the Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland this morning, she developed some major chills.

Once over the line into Framingham, she knew she had to drop out. A kind Framingham police officer saw her shaking and gave her his jacket.

He turned away after I thanked him. He said "keep it, it's yours now". And then I took the bus back to the finish line.Cried when I got home.

By - 4/20/15 - 9:04 pm
Marathon racer in Cleveland Circle

Kathryn Riley took in the Marathon in Cleveland Circle:

I love this city.

In Wellesley, as redsox223 shows us, some race watchers had some advice for the runners:

By - 4/20/15 - 6:05 pm
By - 4/20/15 - 12:32 pm

WBUR posts the results of the race, won by Lelisa Desisa, Caroline Rotich, Marcel Hug and Tatyana McFadden.

By - 4/20/15 - 9:20 am

Dvdoff was in the Copley Plaza this morning as the elite runners got a sendoff before boarding a bus for the Marathon starting line in Hopkinton.

By - 4/20/15 - 8:59 am
Cleaning the Boston Marathon finish line in the Back Bay

Our own Dvdoff was down in Copley Square this morning, watching workers cleaning the Marathon finish line.

By - 10/22/14 - 4:59 pm
Dick and Rick Hoyt at Boston City Council

Matt O'Malley introduces the Hoyts.

Dick and Rick Hoyt got two standing ovations today when the City Council honored them for their decades of running and courage by declaring today Team Hoyt Day.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, himself a Marathon runner, introduced the father and son. He recalled going to Cleveland Circle as a kid to watch the Marathon and always knowing when the Hoyts were coming by the wave of applause from up the streets.

By - 4/25/14 - 9:28 am

Some people want to crucify some bandits who managed to get into the Marathon despite the extra security. Other people want to crucify the smug bastard who stole the baseball being tossed to a little kid at Fenway.