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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)

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

May. 28, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. Organizers said Thursday that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.2 miles on their own will receive their finisher's medal. The race had...

Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic

May. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic.
A couple wear a protective masks due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak as they walk on the shore of Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Mass., Friday, May 22, 2020. Beaches in Gloucester reopened with restrictions on Friday after being closed two months ago due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Unemployment rate soars past 15%; COVID-19 cases near 91,000

May. 22, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts unemployment rate soared to 15.1% in April — up from about 2.8% in March — as the state’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus shuttered wide swaths of the economy, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday. The...

Workers prepare to hoist metal materials at a construction site in Boston's Seaport District, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. In the first phase of reopening outlined by Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, that began Monday, May 18th, construction is included among industries that can reopen provided they follow standards meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Mayor: Avoid 2nd shutdown; 76 new COVID-19-related deaths

May. 19, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston will move cautiously to avoid a second shutdown as the state begins to reopen, Mayor Marty Walsh said at a Tuesday press conference. “We will continue to be guided by fact-based science, and we will not take steps that put anyone at undue risk,” Walsh said a day after...

The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking salary cuts

May. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn...

In this Sunday, April 26, 2020 photo, Jude and Mekenzie Blanchard, both of Tulsa, cheer on Edison Preparatory senior Sarah Gehres as she runs past with Edison's Cross Country coach Barbara Pinkerton and Amanda Lynch while running a marathon in Tulsa, Okla. Gehres was supposed to run the Oklahoma City Marathon before attending University of the South before COVID-19 concerns canceled the race. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Runners commemorate Oklahoma City marathon during pandemic

Apr. 27, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of runners participated in a mock run to commemorate the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon after the long-distance race was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Memorial Marathon is run annual in memory of the 168 people killed in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The race...

FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)

The Latest: Softball World Cup pushed back to 2022

Apr. 22, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The men’s softball World Cup has been pushed back from 2021 to 2022 because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on qualifying tournaments. The World Baseball Softball Confederation says it decided to delay the...

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)

From Hopkinton to Boston, marathon absence is seen and felt

Apr. 19, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

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...

AP Sportlight

Apr. 18, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

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...

Janesville's Adam Riley gives a wave during the final mile of his marathon Saturday, April 11, 2020, in Janesville, Wis. Riley had signed up to take part in the Milwaukee Marathon, but the race was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers encouraged participants to complete their race 'virtually' at a time and place of their choosing. It was Riley's first marathon. (Eric Schmoldt/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

Janesville man keeps vow to complete marathon before 40

Apr. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Adam Riley decided he was going to run a marathon before he turned 40 years old. Nothing — not even the coronavirus pandemic — could stop him. Riley had signed up to run the Milwaukee Marathon on April 11. But like almost every other sporting event around the world,...