Boston Marathon

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
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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.

By - 4/22/14 - 4:55 pm

Deadspin fills us in on what happened after the four runners picked up that fifth runner who collapsed near the finish line. But the story by Wesley Lowery, the former Globe reporter whose tweets started it all, is probably a better thing to read if you're not looking to get all grumpy.

By - 4/21/14 - 8:15 pm
Wheelchair racers in the 2014 Boston Marathons

Beth Peardon captured some of the hand-cycle racers including Patrick Downes (top) and Jessica Kensky, injured at last year's Marathon.

Copyright Beth Peardon. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

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Boston Marathon proposal

Kim Angelovich captured a successful marriage proposal at roughly mile 25 today.

Paula Ebben spotted another successful proposal, at the finish line.

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RedSox223 caught him in Wellesley Center:

Meb Keflezighi in Wellesley.

Photo copyright RedSox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/21/14 - 12:14 pm
Tarzan Jones in the 1939 Boston Marathon

In 1939, three years after he had bested local favorite Johnny Kelly - barefoot, and with a burst of speed at the top of what is now Heartbreak Hill - Ellison "Tarzan" Jones won his second Boston Marathon.

Leslie Jones photo from the BPL Marathon collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

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.

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