Boston Marathon

By - 4/24/18 - 1:23 pm

2018 Boston Marathon 2.0 is a group for Marathon runners who just couldn't take the cold anymore last week but who still want to finish the race: They plan a second run on Sunday along the Marathon route, starting at 8 a.m. in Hopkinton.

By - 4/16/18 - 11:28 pm
Yuki Kawauchi in Brookline

Matt Calvin watched men's winner Yuki Kawauchi glide by on Beacon Street in Brookline today.

Lots of Marathon photos by Photographynatalia.

By - 4/16/18 - 11:41 am

At 11:39 a.m, Wellesley Poice reported:

Cold & wet conditions taking a toll on runners in #Wellesley, several runners being treated for cold related injuries throughout town.

By - 4/12/18 - 10:31 am
Painting the Boston Marathon finish line

Scott Wholey watched workers paint the finish line for the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

By - 4/12/18 - 9:28 am

We're coming up on the Marathon, and that means it's time for the National Nuclear Security Administration's annual check of background radiation levels along the Marathon route, you know, just in case something happens and they have need to compare odd readings to those background levels.

Boston Police report the silver-and-blue chopper will be flying low (like 150 feet in the air) and, so, loud, between today and Sunday.

By - 4/11/18 - 9:09 am
Uniorn in Brighton

Daniel captured a rare Brighton unicorn in the field at Chandler Pond last night - his father Dimas - getting ready for the annual Midnight Marathon Bike Ride, of course (where Dimas will be hoofing it with the Midnight Unicorn Team).

By - 4/8/18 - 8:49 pm
Boston Marathon scaffolding going up

Mitchell watched the scaffolding above the Marathon finish line going up today.

By - 2/16/18 - 3:43 pm

The CBC reports the Supreme Court's April hearing on the constitutionality of President Trump's Muslim ban will come too late for a Canadian permanent resident who qualified for the Marathon this year but who was born in Iran.

By - 4/18/17 - 2:09 pm

Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon! probably isn't a message that a Boston-based marketing firm would send to runners, especially not next year, after the fifth anniversary of, well, you know.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:51 am

Paula Tennyson watched police and cadets assemble for Marathon duty near Mass. Ave. around 8:30 a.m.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:47 am
Boston Marathon runners and girl in Ashland

Brendan M. watched the Marathon at Ashland State Park this morning.

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

BqRally snapped a photo as Carlos Arredondo led the annual blessing of the runners at Old South Church's Easter service today.

By - 4/15/17 - 1:37 pm
Flight tracker data for plane along Marathon route

No, Michael Yanokoski wasn't having fun with MS Paint here. He called up the flight path for a plane flying out of Norwood Airport this morning (also see the tracker for a second plane).

This one is a bit straighter.

By - 4/14/17 - 11:40 pm
Lenox and Prudential lit up for the Marathon

Matthew Ireland looked up tonight at the Lenox Hotel and the Pru, lit up in the colors of the Boston Marathon.

By - 4/14/17 - 11:42 am
Martin Richard peace symbol in the South End

Robert Huke spotted this reminder of Martin Richard's peace poster on a traffic-light pole at Dartmouth Street and Warren Avenue in the South End today.

By - 4/12/17 - 2:23 pm

Helicopter flies between skyscrapers in Boston.

Matthew George watched one of the National Nuclear Security Administration's helicopters fly low over the Marathon route today for our annual background-radiation check.

By - 4/7/17 - 10:42 pm
NNSA helicopter

Radiation-checking helicopter.

The National Nuclear Security Administration alerts us that it has a helicopter flitting around the Boston area this weekend taking readings on background radiation in the area in advance of the Boston Marathon: Read more.

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.