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African runners take top honors at Boston Marathon

By Scott Malone and Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, April 15 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s Boston Marathon on Monday, continuing African runners’ dominance in the sport. The results underlined both the strength and rivalry of those two nations’ running programs, said Kenyan runner Wesley Korir, who finished […]

2013 Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Wins Men’s Race

Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa won the 2013 Men’s Race of the Boston Marathon with a final time of 2:10.22. Desisa traveled in a pack of 3 men during the final mile of the race, but was able to pull away to get the victory.

2013 Boston Marathon: Rita Jeptoo Wins Women’s Race

Kenyan Rita Jeptoo eared her second Boston Marathon title finishing with a time of 2:26.24. Jeptoo won her first Boston Marathon in 2006.

2013 Boston Marathon (mobile)

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins 4/15 @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon: 5k Race

Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon 5k race from downtown Boston.

2013 Boston Marathon: 1 Mile Race: Elite Women

Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon Elite Women’s 1 Mile Race from downtown Boston.

2013 Boston Marathon: 1 Mile Race: Elite Men

Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon Elite Men’s 1 Mile Race from downtown Boston.

Kenyan lawmaker faces fast field in Boston Marathon

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, April 12 (Reuters) – Defending champion Wesley Korir, who recently won a seat in Kenya’s parliament, said his goal in Monday’s Boston Marathon will be to make his countrymen proud with another victory, but he will face a fast field of fellow Kenyans and Ethiopians on the way. “My first priority […]

2013 Boston Marathon Elite Runner Press Conference

John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Eldoret, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Milan, New York City, Paris, Porto, Rome, Shanghai, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin, and the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Storylines and news for the 2013 Boston Marathon

Courtesy of BAA.org BOSTON – With less than one week remaining until the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and principal sponsor John Hancock Financial are prepared for the 117th edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon. The top finishers will receive $806,000, a prize purse supplied by […]

Watch The 2013 Boston Marathon – Only On Universal Sports

For twenty weeks they have endured rigorous training and on April 15th, many of the world’s best marathoners will conquer 26.2 miles of Boston turf. Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon live, only on Universal Sports.

Universal Sports Network complete Boston Marathon programming schedule

Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic and endurance sports events, announced it will present its first “Marathon-A-Thon” highlighted by its exclusive LIVE national coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, starting at 9:30 AM ET. During the month of April, endurance sports fans can watch encore presentations of the world’s […]

Joan Samuelson, Greg Meyer, and Amby Burfoot to run 2013 Boston Marathon

(L-R) Shalane Flanagan, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Kara Goucher and Desiree Davila congratulate each other after the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials on January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Courtesy of http://www.baa.org Jacqueline Hansen to Serve as Honorary, Official Starter of Elite Women’s Race. Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb and Sara Mae Berman to […]

Boston Marathon Training Tips and Insights

Training for the Boston Marathon? Get ready for the race with insights and course tips from runners and key Boston Marathon personnel.

Boston Marathon updated 2013 Elite Field

Courtesy of http://www.baa.org BOSTON, MA, January 15, 2013 – In its 28th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. A complete field list follows. EDITOR’S NOTE – As of March 13, John Hancock has updated […]

Boston: Marathon’s Heart and Sole

The 2013 Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. Forty elite athletes from 14 countries have been invited for 117th running on April 15, which you can WATCH LIVE on Universal Sports!

2011 Boston Marathon: Mutai wins men’s race

April 18, 2011: Watch the end of the men’s race at the 2011 Boston Marathon, which was won by Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai.

Korir leads Kenyan sweep at Boston Marathon

Wesley Korir, left, and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, kiss the winner’s trophy after winning the men’s and women’s divisions of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) By Scott Malone and Ros Krasny BOSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Kenyan runners swept both Boston Marathon podiums on Monday as […]

Boston Marathon: Wesley Korir Interview

We spoke with Wesley Korir of Kenya after winning the Men’s Race of the 2012 Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon: Joshua Cassidy After Winning

We spoke with Joshua Cassidy after his winning of the Men’s Push Rim race in the 2012 Boston Marathon.

Wesley Korir wins 2012 Boston Marathon

In the men’s race, coming up from behind, Korir passes Bernard Kipyego and Levy Matebo to lead the Kenya sweep at 2:12:40, 26 seconds.

Cherop wins 2012 Boston Marathon

In the Women’s race, Sharon Cherop lead a Kenya sweep by 2 seconds, at 2:31:50, ahead of Jemima Sumgong and Georgina Rono.

2012 Boston Marathon Push Rim Race

Joshua Cassidy (CAN) wins the men’s race with a course record at 1:18:25. In the women’s Shirley Reilly (USA) wins by :01 at 1:37:36.

Boston Marathon: April 16, 2012 (REPLAY)

The men’s field includes Gebre Gebremariam, the third-place finisher last year and the 2010 New York City champion, and Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, the 2010 Boston winner. The top women include Sharon Cherop and Caroline Rotich.

Boston braces for punishing heat

Runners make their way through discared cups from a water station during the running of the 115th Boston Marathon through Wellesley, Mass., Monday, April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) By Ros Krasny BOSTON, April 14 (Reuters) – Organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon have put extra safety measures in place and are encouraging some runners to […]

Mutai hopes Boston can fuel Olympic bid

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the men’s division of the 2011 New York City Marathon in New York November 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, April 13 (Reuters) – When Geoffrey Mutai, who clocked the fastest ever marathon in Boston last year, returns to the starting line on […]

Universal Sports Network Presents Multiplatform Coverage of the 2012 Boston Marathon

(AP Photo/Stew Milne) Network Also Airing 2012 Rotterdam Marathon and 2012 London Marathon as Part of Marathon Mondays Universal Sports Network will provide live television and online coverage of the 2012 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. The marathon will air on Universal Sports Network, with live streaming […]

2011 Boston Marathon: Kilel is women’s champ

April 18, 2011: Watch as Kenyan Caroline Kilel wins the women’s title at the 2011 Boston Marathon ahead of American Desiree Davila.

2011 Boston Marathon: Desiree Davila after the race

April 18, 2011: Watch Desiree Davila’s interview after her exciting second-place finish at the Boston Marathon.

2010 Boston Marathon: Erkesso wins first Boston Marathon

April 19, 2010: Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia holds off a charge from Tatyana Pushkareva to win her first title in Boston.

2010 Boston Marathon: Tsuchida takes women’s wheelchair title

April 19, 2010: Wakako Tsuchida of Japan wins her fourth consecutive Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair title.

2010 Boston Marathon: Van Dyk claims another wheelchair crown

April 19, 2010: Ernst Van Dyk wins his record ninth Boston Marathon — and third consecutive — by edging American Krige Schabort.

2010 Boston Marathon: Cheruiyot sets Boston record

April 19, 2010: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Ethiopia gets his first win in Boston and sets the course record as well at 2:05:52.

2010 Boston Marathon: Boston’s top male finishers

April 19, 2010: The top finishers in the Boston Marathon men’s race (behind winner Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya) are Tekeste Kebede (ETH) in second, Deriba Merga (ETH) in third, Ryan Hall (USA) in fourth and Meb Keflezighi (USA) in fifth.

USA Women’s Eagles Announce Roster For Rugby World Cup

The USA Women’s National Rugby Team (Twitter: @USARugby) BOULDER, Colo. — The Women’s Eagles have been selected for the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014. In total, 26 players will have the chance to represent the U.S.A. in Paris for the prestigious tournament. Additionally, four players will accompany the team to Paris as reserves. “It […]

U.S. Olympic Committee Narrows List Of Cities To Four For Potential U.S. Bid For 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Image Courtesy United States Olympic Committee BY: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., were today identified by the United States Olympic Committee as candidates for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.“We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities […]

New York, Philadelphia Will Not Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

By Max Meyer New York and Philadelphia have officially decided not to submit bids to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Wall Street Journal reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio considered the possibility of bidding for the Olympic Games, but ultimately decided that it “doesn’t make sense.” New York has never hosted […]

U.S. plans for 2024 Games to gain traction with NBC deal

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MATHIEU BELANGER UPDATE MAY 14: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City” for the 2024 Olympics, according to the Financial Times.  (Reuters) – Minutes after NBC Universal secured a long-term deal on Wednesday to broadcast the Olympics, the focus shifted firmly on the chances of a U.S. […]

Marathon Meb: Meb’s Typical Day

What is a typical day for 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi? It may vary from day to day, but one thing is certain, it starts out early with a fresh workout.

Marathon Meb: Longevity & The Road Ahead

2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi talks about his personal road to the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Marathon Meb: The Importance of Nutrition

2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi talks about the importance of nutrition when it comes to his performance. Meb pushes himself to the limits and is careful to incorporate a high amount of protein into his diet.

Marathon Meb: Working With Skechers

2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi talks about working with his shoe sponsor Skechers, and how it’s helped him succeed in his marathon goals.

Fellow Swimmers Not Surprised by Michael Phelps’ Return

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers. While Phelps’s un-retirement did indeed create a flurry of excitement in social […]

“Why I Run” by MilkPEP: Meet Jill

Stay-at-home mom Jill Kralovanec squeezes in most of her Boston Marathon training during the mornings or while her kids are at school.

“Why I Run” by MilkPEP: Meet Dani

Dani Holmes-Kirk was never a fan of running and yet is training for her second Boston Marathon. Since starting running she has lost 64lbs and now considers herself to have caught the running “bug.”

“Why I Run” by MilkPEP: Stay-at-home Mom Keeps Energized

Stay-at-home mom Jill Kralovanec squeezes in most of her Boston Marathon training during the mornings or while her kids are at school.

“Why I Run” by MilkPEP: Dani Lost 64lbs.

Dani Holmes-Kirk was never a fan of running and yet is training for her second Boston Marathon. Since starting running she has lost 64lbs and now considers herself to have caught the running “bug.”

Run As One: Heather Abbott, Survivor

Every April, Heather Abbott and her friends have a tradition to cheer on runners in the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. When the first bomb exploded last April, Heather remembers feeling as though her foot was on fire and knew immediately that she was severely injured. Although she eventually lost part of her left leg, Heather is determined to never have to say “I can’t do that” because of her leg. Throughout her recovery, she has been inspired by the support of the community, and is proud to be a part of the city’s ever-growing success.

Run As One: Eric Goralnick, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Eric Goralnick, an emergency room doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was a block away from the marathon when he learned about the bombing.  By the time he arrived at the ER, the staff was already in motion. The hospital’s personnel regularly undergo drills and training for emergency events, and on that fateful day, put all of their practice into play. This year, Dr. Goralnick plans to support the hospital’s team and honor those who were injured in last year’s bombings by running the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Run As One: Marc Fucarile, Survivor

Boston native Marc Fucarile stood near the finish line on Boylston Street with a group of friends at the 2013 Boston Marathon when, for a moment, time seemed to stop still. He was severely injured and lost his right leg in the blasts. As the days in the hospital grew, Marc found comfort from the team that surrounded him, and overwhelming messages of support from across the country motivated him to move forward in his recovery efforts. Now, Marc is intent on showing his son and others that even with an injury you can still lead an active life.

Run As One: Director Irene Davis, Spaulding National Running Center

As Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Irene Davis was volunteering at a medical tent near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Immediately after the explosions, the tent became a mass casualty center. Irene now uses that first-hand experience at the center to help patients address the new issues they face in understanding how to learn to walk and run again. The center also helps to retrain those who have lost a limb, and was the home to several bombing victims during their rehabilitation.

Run As One: Dr. David R. King, Marathon Runner & Surgeon

Dr. David R. King runs to share in the personal victories of his fellow marathoners and had just finished running the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. Little did he know that his experience as an Army doctor in Iraq and Afghanistan would be put to the test in his own backyard. Upon hearing of the blasts, he immediately went to Massachusetts General Hospital where he began treating and operating on patients. Dr. King plans to run the 2014 Boston Marathon.

 
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