Boston Marathon

Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., wins the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 17, 2018 - 5:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Desiree Linden thought she did everything right to prepare for last year's Boston Marathon: the training, the nutrition, the strategy, even how she slept. She finished fourth. And she didn't know what she could have done better. "Everyone is looking for that 1 percent. I did that last...
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April 17, 2018 - 11:30 am
BOSTON (AP) — Cancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb wasn't about to let rain, wind or cold stop her. Shertenlieb crossed the Boston Marathon finish line at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, about 13 hours after she started the race. The leukemia survivor was at mile 15 on Monday when she went to a medical tent,...
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Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, celebrates after winning the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. He is the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 16, 2018 - 5:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Even with so many Americans finishing atop the leaderboard in the Boston Marathon, one result popped out — a virtual unknown to the major marathon scene finishing in second place. Sarah Sellers was...
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Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., wins the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 16, 2018 - 4:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree Linden decided she'd seen enough of the Boston Marathon for another year. "My hands were freezing, and there are times where you were just stood up by...
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Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, wins the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. He is the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 16, 2018 - 2:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Yuki Kawauchi seemed like just another spotlight-seeking, early front-runner when he darted out to take the lead at the start of Monday's Boston Marathon. It turns out the veteran Japanese marathoner saved plenty for the finish, as well. Kawauchi (YOO-kee KA-wa-oo-chee) battled a...
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April 16, 2018 - 12:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Desiree Linden fights rain and wind to become first American woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985.
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Elite U.S. runner Shalane Flanagan speaks to reporters, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Boston. The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 14, 2018 - 3:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Growing up in nearby Marblehead, Shalane Flanagan watched her parents run the Boston Marathon and thought, "I want to do that, too." Jordan Hasay watched Flanagan win in New York last fall, and had much the same idea. "I looked up to her since I was a little kid," said Hasay, who...
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April 05, 2018 - 9:07 am
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Most marathoners take 35,000 steps to reach the finish line. John Young needs 80,000. The high school math teacher from Canada is part of a rare and spirited breed of athlete: those who've overcome the daunting challenges of dwarfism to conquer the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer)...
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In this March 18, 2018, photo provided by Pash Pashkow, movie production lawyer Loren Zitomersky, left, runs the Los Angeles Marathon backward as a young runner briefly accompanies him. Zitomersky has embarked on a singular, if odd, quest: At the 2018 Boston Marathon, he'll attempt to break the world record for running the distance backward. Zitomersky is trying to raise money and awareness for a cure for epilepsy. (Pash Pashkow via AP)
March 25, 2018 - 9:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles lawyer has embarked on a singular, if odd, quest: At next month's Boston Marathon, he'll attempt to break the world record for running the distance backward. Loren Zitomersky (zit-oh-MUR'-skee) is known on social media as "Backwards Guy." He's trying to raise money and...
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March 18, 2018 - 4:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon is giving runners who use music as motivation free access to elite competitors' playlists and tips. John Hancock, which sponsors the marathon, says it's teamed up with Spotify to let participants in next month's race listen to champion runners' favorite music...
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