Boston Marathon

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, the elite men break from the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. The 2020 Boston Marathon, which was rescheduled to run on Sept. 14th, was canceled Thursday May 28, 2020 for the first time in its 124-year history due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
May 28, 2020 - 8:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. The race...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2016, file photo, runners' shadows precede them across the finish line of the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston. Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the 124th running of the Boston Marathon was postponed from its traditional third Monday in April to Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 19, 2020 - 2:54 pm
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — “It All Starts Here.” The motto is bannered on the Hopkinton website, laid into the floor of the Marathon Elementary School, painted on a sign that sends Boston Marathon participants off on their way to Copley Square. Since 1924, this 300-year-old town serendipitously...
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April 18, 2020 - 11:13 am
April 19 1897 — John J. McDermott wins the first Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 55 minutes, 10 seconds. 1930 — Clarence DeMar wins the Boston Marathon for a record seventh time, in 2:34:48.2. 1947 — The Toronto Maple Leafs post a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens to take the NHL Stanley Cup in...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 9 de abril de 2019, aficionados ingresan para presenciar una ronda de prácticas del Masters de golf en Augusta, Georgia. In this April 9, 2019, file photo, fans arrive for a practice round that's under a weather warning at the Masters golf. (AP Foto/Matt Slocum, archivo)
March 13, 2020 - 6:35 pm
The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed. There was at least some relief Friday that those events are expected to take place later in the year, unlike the stunning announcement the day before...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2012, file photo, Wellesley College students reach out to the runners passing by during the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass. The 124th Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020. Boston Marathon organizers say they're postponing the prestigious race until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 13, 2020 - 1:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, sacrificing the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious long-distance run. In delaying the marathon from...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 13, 2020 - 10:51 am
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that for the first time in the Marathon’s 123-year history, it would be postponed, with a new date set for Monday, Sept. 14.
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President Bush awards baseball legend Frank Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, died Feb. 7, 2019. He was 83. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
December 31, 2019 - 11:48 am
They ran the next legs, taking the baton from Jackie Robinson as black players claimed their place in the game. One was on the mound for those Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the 1950s, and woe to the hitter who found Don Newcombe glaring down at him. The other was in the batter’s box and compelling in...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2013, file photo, Mary Cain, 17, right, reacts as coach Alberto Salazar tells her she has just broken the American high school 800-meter record during the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore. Nike will investigate allegations of abuse by runner Mary Cain while she was a member of Alberto Salazar's training group. Cain joined the disbanded Nike Oregon Project run by Salazar in 2013, soon after competing in the 1,500-meter final at track and field's world championships when she was 17. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
November 09, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Track and field is having its #MeToo moment. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of body-shaming and alleged psychological abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting other top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a 10,000-meter runner, said Friday she...
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Joyciline Jepkosgei, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's Division of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 03, 2019 - 3:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not bad for a novice. Jepkosgei upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City Marathon on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Mary Keitany, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, she’s eyeing another first-place finish.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 01, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, the 37-year-old Kenyan will try for her fifth title in six years at the New York City Marathon on Sunday. A year ago, she finished 17 seconds off the course record. Another victory would still leave her...
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