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By adamg - 4/18/22 - 11:25 pm
2022 Boston Marathon runners

Photographynatalia captured Boston Marathon runners, including Sophia Barbosa

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

By adamg - 4/18/22 - 8:26 pm

WBZ reports: "I did it for both of us."

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 10:04 pm
Nuclear-sensing helicopter near the R2-D2 building in the Back Bay

Mark Clancy scored a great shot of the National Nuclear Security Administration helicopter today as it flew over part of the Marathon route to take in background radiation levels just in case something happens where that might become important to know.

The copter crew does this every year in the days before the race.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 12:49 pm

Christina Hager at WBZ reports that BPD Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long says BPD will step up patrols near MBTA stations following this morning's attack at a New York subway station, but has not seen anything indicating a threat to the Boston Marathon this Monday.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 8:02 pm

The BAA announced today it's banning Russian and Belarusian runners from this year's Marathon because of Ukraine. In a statement, BAA President Tom Grilk said: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 10:41 pm
Boston Marathon

Photography Natalia watched the first Boston Marathon since Patriots Day, 2019.

Also on hand, in Brookline, a giant chicken: Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 10:29 am

An Energy Department helicopter is flying along the route of the Monday Marathon today. As they do every year a few days before the Boston Marathon route, the crew is recording background radiation levels so they have a baseline to compare to should the worst happen.

Here it is in action: Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 12:46 pm

WBZ reports the death of Dick Hoyt, who would push his son Rick in a wheelchair during the Boston Marathon for years.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 3:32 pm

The BAA announced today it's set the size of the planned Oct. 11 marathon at 20,000 runners.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 1:12 pm

The BAA announced today that God, Covid-19 and Gov. Baker willing, it will hold the 2021 Boston Marathon on Columbus Day - Monday, Oct. 11. Read more.

By anon - 12/22/20 - 7:02 pm

I know the Marathon is postponed until fall but has anyone heard rumors of dates?

By adamg - 10/28/20 - 2:18 pm

The Boston Athletic Association announced today it's called off the 2021 Boston Marathon on Patriots Day, but held out some hope it might be able to reschedule the race to sometime in the fall.

In a statement, BAA CEO Tom Grilk said: Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 4:47 pm

The BAA announced today it's postponing registration for next year's Marathon, which normally begins in September, while a new advisory group considers when the group can even hold a safe race again. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 2:37 pm

No way to hold it without bringing together large numbers of people in close proximity, Mayor Walsh said. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 7:32 pm

The statement doesn't actually say anything about whether or not the race is still on, but it is, indeed, a statement.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 4:25 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/22/20

Mayor Walsh said today he is "hopeful" the Boston Marathon can still be run on its rescheduled date of Sept. 14, but acknowledged that a marathon planned for later that month in Berlin was canceled yesterday because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 2:04 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/17/20

Mayor Walsh said the city will send out seven sound trucks through East Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park this weekend, urging people to stay home, wash their hands and the like - and to call 311 if they need food or help. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:45 am

The town is advising people who think they can just run 26 miles on their own without any road closings, water and first-aid stations or police in the middle of a frickin' pandemic that they seriously need to reevaluate their thinking.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 10:25 am

Mayor Walsh made the announcement this morning. The reason should be obvious. Read more.

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