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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,"...

Today in History

Apr. 17, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2018. There are 258 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 17, 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the...

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...

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...