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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having personally logged more than 100,000 miles, Wayne Levy has a genuine love for running and for how the Boston Marathon helps the city to stay strong. Wayne looks forward to the race every year because of its unique ability to bring the entire community together. Following the events of 2013, Wayne has struggled to accept a tragedy that happened on such a joyous and positive occasion, but has not let it stop him in his quest to bring more attention to the sport.
Nicole and Mike Gross were standing near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon to cheer her mother in the legendary race when the first bomb exploded. Nicole, who grew up outside of Baltimore and trained alongside Michael Phelps before attending the University of Tennessee, suffered severe injuries to her lower limbs and became the focus of a photo seen around the world. A triathlete and fitness coach, Nicole now has a renewed sense of purpose and looks forward to giving back to a community that has helped her family to recover.
Boston’s favorite father and son team, Dick and Rick Hoyt have competed in over 1100 athletic events since participating in their first Boston Marathon in 1981. Known for demonstrating the ability to persevere over disability, the world famous duo were set to make their final appearance at the 2013 race but were stopped just one mile from the finish line. They have since committed to finishing the 2014 Boston Marathon in honor of the victims and survivors of last year’s events.
Jen and Joe Andruzzi, a former NFL lineman and cancer survivor, call Boston home following a successful career with the New England Patriots. The son of a cop and brother to three New York City fire fighters, Joe was at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line to celebrate his foundation’s staff and volunteers who raise funds for cancer patients every year when the bombings happened. Brought up helping others, Joe will be back again in 2014 to cheer on Jen who will run her first marathon.
PHOTO CREDIT: (Jim Safford/LA Marathon) More than 25,000 runners from all over the world are set to run at the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon on Sunday. Defending champion Erick Mose (KEN) and 2013 runner-up Julius Keter (KEN) headline the men’s elite field. Last year Mose’s come-from –behind surge in the final two miles allowed him […]
Air Date Episode Title Broadcast Time (ET) Online Time (ET) 3/09 Los Angeles Marathon 3:00 PM NONE 3/29 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 11:00 AM 7:30 AM 4/06 Paris Marathon 2:30 AM 2:30 AM 4/13 London Marathon 4:00 AM 4/19 Boston Marathon Preview Show 4:00 PM NONE 4/19 Boston Marathon Preshow 8:30 AM 8:30 AM […]
PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Gilham/Getty Images Mo Farah announced he will race in a half-marathon in New York City as he gets ready for his marathon debut. Farah will run in the NYC Half on March 16. He won the race in 2011. “I have been training hard in Kenya and hope to use the […]
(Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) (Reuters) – Dennis Kimetto claimed his first marathon victory in only his second race over the distance when the Kenyan won the Tokyo Marathon in a race record time on Sunday. The 29-year-old finished in a time of two hours, six minutes and 50 seconds to smash […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER (Reuters) – When a nine-year-old Meryl Davis was first told to hold hands with an eight-year-old Charlie White and look deeply into his eyes while holding his gaze – just thinking about it left her blushing and tongue-tied. However, it was just as well it did not take her long […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY (Reuters) – Russia’s Winter Olympics officially got underway on the Black Sea coast on Friday with a burst of fireworks and a dazzling opening ceremony that President Vladimir Putin hoped would dispel fears of militant attacks and a row over gay rights. Putin has staked his reputation on hosting a safe […]
Larry Fine | NEW YORK | Sun Nov 3, 2013 11:10pm IST (Reuters) – Defending champion Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s races at the New York City Marathon on Sunday for a Kenyan sweep in chilly, windy conditions through the city’s five boroughs. Jeptoo overtook front-running Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba with […]
REUTERS – Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set two years […]
The Last 26: Running With Ryan Hall Ryan Hall is one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time. Among his many accomplishments, Hall is the current U.S. record holder for the half marathon and marathon. USN: When you don’t feel like running, how do you motivate yourself to train? Ryan: I make […]
Los Angeles (August 1, 2013) – Universal Sports Network announced its new original sports program, Podium 360, will premiere Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 PM ET. Podium 360 is a monthly, half-hour highlight show that will feature an action-packed and comprehensive review of the most exciting stories, races and victories of the world’s best Olympic […]
By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Priscah Jeptoo took advantage of a fall by Ethiopia’s Olympic champion Tiki Gelana to give Kenya their third successive victory in the women’s race at the London Marathon on Sunday. Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede made up for missing out on the Olympics and destroyed Kenyan hopes of retaining […]
American Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair race to add to the Boston Marathon title she won on Monday and Australia’s Kurt Fearnley took victory in the men’s race to end Briton David Weir’s hopes of a record seventh title.
Mo Farah (GBR) defeats Galen Rupp (USA) to win the mens 10,000m final, 27:30.42 to 27:30.90, during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Not even odds of 25-1 can persuade double Olympic champion Mo Farah to abandon his carefully laid […]
By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – London Marathon men’s champion Wilson Kipsang plans to work with his Kenyan colleagues on Sunday in a bid to keep the title in the east African country. Kenya have won all but one of the last nine men’s London marathons, with 2010 being the odd year out […]
BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media on Friday, April 12th at 10 AM at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. All credentialed media will have the opportunity to interview elite athletes during the event. The 117th running of […]
The 117th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, but the race will be underway without running favorite, Abdihakem Abdirahman. The American star had to withdraw from the race due to an illness.
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 […]
HOW DO I WATCH THE 2014 BOSTON MARATHON? If your television provider is Cox, DirecTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FIOS, Bend Broadband, Brighthouse, GCI, or Astound / Wave Broadband, you will be able to view the Boston Marathon on television as part of a free preview of Universal Sports Network. (Universal Sports is not currently […]
Feb 24 (Reuters) – Dennis Kimetto claimed his first marathon victory in only his second race over the distance when the Kenyan won the Tokyo Marathon in a race record time on Sunday. The 29-year-old finished in a time of two hours, six minutes and 50 seconds to smash Swiss Viktor Rothlin’s 2008 record by […]
Feb 22 (Reuters) – A majority of elite runners will be confident of lowering personal bests when the Tokyo Marathon debuts as a World Marathon Majors race on Sunday with a stellar field and favorable weather forecast for the Japanese capital. From 2013, Tokyo joins Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York in the six-legged […]
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Geoffrey Mutai, left, of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 39th Berlin Marathon ahead of his second placed fellow countryman Dennis Kimetto, right, in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Kenyan favorite Geoffrey Mutai survived a brave challenge by compatriot and marathon debutant […]
U.S. Olympic tri-athlete Sarah Groff trains in Hanover, New Hampshire May 22, 2012. Groff, 30, will be one of three U.S. athletes to compete in the women’s triathlon on Aug. 4, starting with a 1,500 meter swim in the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park and followed by a a 40-kilometre bike ride and a 10-kilometre […]
Tyson Gay, second from right, crosses the finish line ahead of the pack during the 100-meter B race at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet on Randall’s Island, Saturday, June 9, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 11 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay has a few […]
Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele celebrates after winning the men’s 10.000m during the Diamond League athletics meeting in Brussels on September 16, 2011. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon (June 1) – One has built a track on the outskirts of his country’s capital to aid his recovery from injury, the other trained in the […]
Patrick Makau (C) of Kenya and holder of the world marathon record during a group training run on February 8, 2012, in Ngong, Kenya. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) NAIROBI, May 2 (Reuters) – World marathon record holder Patrick Makau, who was omitted from Kenya’s Olympic team, did not run hard during last month’s London […]
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Patrick Makau of Kenya celebrates after winning the 38th Berlin Marathon on September 25, 2011 in Berlin. He set a new world record in an official time of 2hr 03min 38sec. (ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) NAIROBI, April 25 (Reuters) – World marathon record holder Patrick Makau was left out of the Kenyan men’s team named on […]
Janet Evans trains on Thursday in Huntington Beach, Calif. This weekend, 39-year-old Evans will swim in her first meet since the Atlanta Games, a Masters event that bears her name in her hometown of Fullerton, Calif. AP photo For our skiing fans: Since the beginning of 2012, we have been working to finalize distribution deals […]
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