by Clay Shaw 125th BOSTON MARATHON, October 11, 2021—Benson Kipruto of Kapsabet, Kenya, led the Boston Marathon for four miles – the last four! Kipruto knew the Boston course, having placed tenth in 2019. He had no races to run… Read More ›
How to Cover Two Abbott World Marathon Majors in One Weekend . . . Can It Be Done?
By Karen Mitchell Earlier this year, marathon aficionados learned that the 125th Boston Marathon would run on October 11 and the 43rd Chicago Marathon would keep its normal slot, this year on October 10. Big marathons are back! The dilemma:… Read More ›
Running in Keizo’s Shoes
By Jude Myers Pedersen When I graduated from the University of Texas in 1986, I decided to go on an adventure and teach English in Japan. A university friend had given me the name of man who rented rooms to… Read More ›
123rd Boston Marathon: Cherono Wins in Sprint; Degefa Dominates Field
by Clay Shaw BOSTON, MA, APRIL 15, 2019—Runners’ Christmas, the Boston Marathon, is in my opinion the world’s greatest marathon. It’s not a time-trial marathon, unless on that rare year with a tailwind. The rich history, the tradition, and great… Read More ›
Boston Marathon Facts and Figures
Boston Athletic Association Media Relations sent us an email with lots of interesting information about this year’s marathon. We thought some of you might be interested, so here you go! ONE BOSTON DAY This year’s Boston Marathon marks the first… Read More ›
Runners Are Ready – No Matter What the Weather. A Few Are Even Hoping for Bad Weather!
By Karen Mitchell and Clay Shaw Boston, Massachusetts, April 12, 2019–Today’s Boston Marathon press conference featured the defending champs Desi Linden and Yuki Kawauchi, and wheelchair champs Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug. They were given their ceremonial #1 bibs and… Read More ›