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Boston Marathon 2014:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:31 am

Boston Marathon toughens security, bans bags
Two bombs that were detonated at last year’s event had been carried to the area in backpacks.


BOSTON – This year's Boston Marathon will have a "no bags" policy as part of stepped-up security following last year's deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday. Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep personal items. Those bags are bused between the starting line in Hopkinton and the finish line in Boston. But this year, runners will not be allowed to bring backpacks or bags...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:51 am

Police seek security balance for Boston Marathon
Despite the added security, race organizers hope the marathon’s 118th running will still have the celebratory atmosphere of past years.
By Denise Lavoie


BOSTON — This year’s Boston Marathon will feature more police, more surveillance cameras and tightened rules for runners and spectators. But organizers hope the marathon’s 118th running will still have the celebratory atmosphere of past years. Police and emergency management officials have been working for months on heightened ...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:01 am

Maine runners determined to return as Boston Marathon enters a new age of celebration, security
By Ernie Clark
For its first 116 years the Boston Marathon epitomized a celebration of the running spirit. Average runners with the goal of self-fulfillment over a mind- and body-challenging 26.2-mile course could share the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass., each Patriots’ Day with Olympic-caliber competitors and conclude their runs with a similar …

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:02 am

University of Maine graduate Krina Patel to run Boston Marathon for homeless healthcare
By Vicki Ritterband
Krina Patel, a University of Maine graduate, is running the Boston Marathon for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). Patel, an attorney specializing in healthcare and legislative relations with the Suffolk Group, believes that every person should have access to high quality healthcare. “As a civil society, we …

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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:00 am

Tom Caron: Tragedy and triumph linked for the Boston Marathon
Next Monday’s race is the next step in healing for the city

Marathon Monday is a uniquely Boston celebration. It takes place each April on Patriots Day, which is celebrated by few others around the nation. Maine, once part of Massachusetts, also marks the holiday to remember the battles of Lexington and Concord. Boston shuts down on that day to welcome world-class athletes (and world-class partiers) from around the world...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:10 am

Caribou native Spencer McElwain hopeful for fast Boston Marathon debut
By Ernie Clark

Spencer McElwain was riding a bus headed back to Maine last April 15 when two bombs suddenly shook the 117th Boston Marathon’s historic foundation. An accomplished distance runner at Caribou High School and the University of Maine, McElwain had spent much of Patriots’ Day 2013 watching the marathon and following …

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:03 am

Boston prepares for biggest wave ever of marathon visitors
The field of runners has been expanded by 9,000 to nearly 36,000, and spectators could double – to 1 million.
By Philip Marcelo

BOSTON – With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. Race organizers, in the aftermath of the twin bombings that killed three spectators and injured more than 260 people, expanded the field of runners by 9,000, to nearly 36,000...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:39 am

Mainer running Boston Marathon to honor cancer victim from Old Town
By Abigail Curtis

OLD TOWN, Maine — Last fall, Dacie Manion felt helpless as she watched her boyfriend’s father succumb to his long battle with a rare form of cancer. The 2011 Old Town High School graduate and high school and college cross-country track standout wanted to do something to honor Matt Gilman’s …

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:32 am

BOSTON MARATHON: Hometown favorite Flanagan wants win

Marblehead, Mass., resident Flanagan wants to be first U.S. winner since 1985.
BOSTON (AP) — Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:31 am

Marathon to feature deep American field
By Lori Riley, The Hartford Courant

BOSTON — After the tragic events at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year, many marathoners wanted to be in Boston this year, to show solidarity and to run the 26.2-mile race. Top Americans who did not come or had not been able to run Boston in recent …

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