Latest Boston Marathon News

'22 Boston Marathon, and more change, just 6 months away

Oct. 12, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — First was the marathon. Now comes the sprint. A day after the only fall race in the Boston Marathon’s 125-year history, organizers turned their attention to the 2022 event and whether to keep any of this year’s pandemic-inspired...

Boston's back: Kenya's Kipyogei wins women's marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A pack of about a dozen elite women traversed more than half of the Boston Marathon course together Monday, passing crowds that were smaller than normal but no less enthusiastic. They were greeted by a singer performing “Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley,...

Changed race, familiar result: Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence for a smaller, socially distanced race that ended in a very familiar way. Benson...

Boston Marathon men's wheelchair champ has costly wrong turn

Oct. 11, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcel Hug, the men’s wheelchair champion at the 125th Boston Marathon, will now always remember the words that locals recite when discussing the final mile of the race. “Right onto Hereford, left onto Boylston.” Too bad for Hug,...

Diana Kipyogei wins women's race at Boston Marathon, completing Kenyan sweep at pandemic-delayed 125th edition

Oct. 11, 2021 11:14 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Diana Kipyogei wins women's race at Boston Marathon, completing Kenyan sweep at pandemic-delayed 125th edition.

Kenya's Benson Kipruto wins pandemic-delayed 125th Boston Marathon in race's return from 30-month absence

Oct. 11, 2021 10:48 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Kenya's Benson Kipruto wins pandemic-delayed 125th Boston Marathon in race's return from 30-month absence.

Marathon changes afoot: Rolling start, masks, leaf peeping

Oct. 10, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It all starts here. No, not in Hopkinton, where the Boston Marathon field crosses the starting line painted across Main Street, headed for the Back Bay. But 26.2 miles away, steps from the Copley Square finish, where runners will have to clear coronavirus...

Tokyo Paralympic champ heads new Boston Marathon division

Oct. 09, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Misato Michishita won the Paralympic marathon in Tokyo this summer, she picked up more than a gold medal. The visually impaired Japanese office worker became a must-get for organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon, where she will headline one of three...

Boston Marathon ironman Ben Beach eyeing extension of streak

Oct. 08, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ben Beach has experienced a little bit of everything while running in a record 53 consecutive Boston Marathons. He has navigated minor hurdles, like New England’s unpredictable spring weather patterns. He has experienced personal challenges, like...

Boston Marathon returns with fewer runners, more masks

Oct. 07, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In addition to a medal, some water and maybe a banana, volunteers will be handing out masks to the Boston Marathon finishers as they leave the socially distanced course and disperse into the city’s bustling Back Bay. With an indoor mask mandate in...