Latest Boston Marathon News

Boston Marathon offers prizes for non-elite female finishers

May. 3, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has agreed to pay the equivalent prizes to five women whose net times would have placed them in the money if they had run in the elite field. Five women who ran in Wave 1 — which left Hopkinton about 35 minutes after the elite women — had net times from start...

Boston Marathon weather was perfect storm for Desiree Linden

Apr. 17, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

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 year,"...

Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon

Apr. 17, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

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, shivering,...

The Latest: Women's runner-up in Boston a previous unknown

Apr. 16, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

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 just...

Linden wins Boston Marathon, 1st US woman since '85

Apr. 16, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

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 the...

Japan's Yuki Kawauchi surges to win men's Boston Marathon

Apr. 16, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

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 steady...

Yuki Kawauchi surges late to win men's Boston Marathon, first Japanese man to win since 1987

Apr. 16, 2018 12:17 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Yuki Kawauchi surges late to win men's Boston Marathon, first Japanese man to win since 1987.

Desiree Linden fights rain and wind to become first American woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

Apr. 16, 2018 12:12 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Desiree Linden fights rain and wind to become first American woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985.

NYC Marathon champ comes home, looking to end Boston drought

Apr. 14, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

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 finished...

Anti-extremism efforts falter 5 years after Boston bombing

Apr. 12, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future. Those projects, which grew out of a strategy developed...