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By adamg - 10/28/20 - 2:18 pm

The Boston Athletic Association announced today it's called off the 2021 Boston Marathon on Patriots Day, but held out some hope it might be able to reschedule the race to sometime in the fall.

In a statement, BAA CEO Tom Grilk said: Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 4:47 pm

The BAA announced today it's postponing registration for next year's Marathon, which normally begins in September, while a new advisory group considers when the group can even hold a safe race again. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 2:37 pm

No way to hold it without bringing together large numbers of people in close proximity, Mayor Walsh said. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 7:32 pm

The statement doesn't actually say anything about whether or not the race is still on, but it is, indeed, a statement.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 4:25 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/22/20

Mayor Walsh said today he is "hopeful" the Boston Marathon can still be run on its rescheduled date of Sept. 14, but acknowledged that a marathon planned for later that month in Berlin was canceled yesterday because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/17/20 - 2:04 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/17/20

Mayor Walsh said the city will send out seven sound trucks through East Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park this weekend, urging people to stay home, wash their hands and the like - and to call 311 if they need food or help. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:45 am

The town is advising people who think they can just run 26 miles on their own without any road closings, water and first-aid stations or police in the middle of a frickin' pandemic that they seriously need to reevaluate their thinking.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 10:25 am

Mayor Walsh made the announcement this morning. The reason should be obvious. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 9:56 am

Eight Days of Glory: The Myth of Rosie Ruiz

The Washington Post reports on the apparent death of Rosie Ruiz, the women's non-winner of the 1980 Boston Marathon, at 66. Read more.

By JohnAKeith - 4/21/19 - 10:37 pm

The BBC reports that the Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) has banned three runners from competing in any future races after claiming they cheated during last Monday's Boston Marathon. One runner was accused of giving his/her bib to another runner while the two others allegedly used faked race results in order to qualify for this year's race. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 9:45 pm

Boston EMS Lt. Tony O'Brien worked Copley Square yesterday. He reports there were so many inspirational people yesterday, including the guy who crawled across the finish line, but this guy may have been the most inspirational: Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 3:14 pm
Telling runners they're faster than the Green Line

Pat Tomaino and friend showed some Boston-area love for runners on Beacon Street today.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:40 pm
Flaming awning in Brookline

Maggie Hoffman reports the awning at a mattress store on Beacon Street, across from Winchester Street in Brookline, burst into flames shortly before 12:30 p.m., but was quickly put out. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:16 pm

Paint the World watched women's Marathon winner Worknesh Degefa race by BC with nobody close to her.

In contrast to Degefa, the men's leaders at that point were all bunched together: Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:07 pm
Proposed stamp that would read: No more hurting people - Peace

There's an effort to try to convince the Postal Service to issue a stamp in honor of Martin Richard's iconic poster:

World leaders can’t seem to get us to a world free of war and hateful people can’t seem to find resolution or peace without deadly violence against innocent others, but maybe Martin’s simple message will help get us one step closer.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 8:52 am

But are you surprised? The Green Line riders lost whatever chance they might have had when, naturally, their train was taken out of service at Kenmore.

By adamg - 4/12/19 - 9:17 am
Decontamination tent at Brigham and Women's Hospital

A roving UHub photographer spotted staffers at Brigham and Women's Hospital this morning testing a chemical decontamination tent in preparation for Monday's race.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/22/19 - 12:47 am

Melissa Buja of NBC10 Boston reports on my actual friggin dream come true, like, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FRIG, THEY MADE DUNX-THEMED KICKS, YO THEY DID THAT

Two Massachusetts companies are once again teaming up ahead of the 2019 Boston Marathon in hopes of "keeping Bostonians running." Canton-based Dunkin' [Donuts] and Waltham-based Saucony have released their limited-edition Saucony x Dunkin’ [Donuts] Kinvara 10.

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