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By adamg - 8/9/19 - 9:56 am

Eight Days of Glory: The Myth of Rosie Ruiz

The Washington Post reports on the apparent death of Rosie Ruiz, the women's non-winner of the 1980 Boston Marathon, at 66. Read more.

By JohnAKeith - 4/21/19 - 10:37 pm

The BBC reports that the Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) has banned three runners from competing in any future races after claiming they cheated during last Monday's Boston Marathon. One runner was accused of giving his/her bib to another runner while the two others allegedly used faked race results in order to qualify for this year's race. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 9:45 pm

Boston EMS Lt. Tony O'Brien worked Copley Square yesterday. He reports there were so many inspirational people yesterday, including the guy who crawled across the finish line, but this guy may have been the most inspirational: Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 3:14 pm
Telling runners they're faster than the Green Line

Pat Tomaino and friend showed some Boston-area love for runners on Beacon Street today.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:40 pm
Flaming awning in Brookline

Maggie Hoffman reports the awning at a mattress store on Beacon Street, across from Winchester Street in Brookline, burst into flames shortly before 12:30 p.m., but was quickly put out. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:16 pm

Paint the World watched women's Marathon winner Worknesh Degefa race by BC with nobody close to her.

In contrast to Degefa, the men's leaders at that point were all bunched together: Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:07 pm
Proposed stamp that would read: No more hurting people - Peace

There's an effort to try to convince the Postal Service to issue a stamp in honor of Martin Richard's iconic poster:

World leaders can’t seem to get us to a world free of war and hateful people can’t seem to find resolution or peace without deadly violence against innocent others, but maybe Martin’s simple message will help get us one step closer.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 8:52 am

But are you surprised? The Green Line riders lost whatever chance they might have had when, naturally, their train was taken out of service at Kenmore.

By adamg - 4/12/19 - 9:17 am
Decontamination tent at Brigham and Women's Hospital

A roving UHub photographer spotted staffers at Brigham and Women's Hospital this morning testing a chemical decontamination tent in preparation for Monday's race.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/22/19 - 12:47 am

Melissa Buja of NBC10 Boston reports on my actual friggin dream come true, like, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FRIG, THEY MADE DUNX-THEMED KICKS, YO THEY DID THAT

Two Massachusetts companies are once again teaming up ahead of the 2019 Boston Marathon in hopes of "keeping Bostonians running." Canton-based Dunkin' [Donuts] and Waltham-based Saucony have released their limited-edition Saucony x Dunkin’ [Donuts] Kinvara 10.

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

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

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