Boston Marathon 2014:

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Re: Boston Marathon 2014:

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

Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of deadly 2013 bombing
By Scott Malone

BOSTON, Mass. — Runners, from the world’s elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year’s deadly bombing attack. Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race’s 118-year history, will set out from …

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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:32 am

Maine runners find a way
Byrne Decker leads a determined group to the finish.
By Glenn Jordan

BOSTON — Half a mile out from Hopkinton, Byrne Decker trotted up behind fellow Mainer Joan Benoit Samuelson and tapped her on the shoulder. “I heard you’re fit, Byrne,” Samuelson said to the 47-year-old resident of Yarmouth, who last ran this route seven years ago. “Go!”..

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Re: Boston Marathon 2014:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:32 am

First American in decades, Meb Keflezighi, wins Boston Marathon
In the women's division, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defends the title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.
By Bob Salsberg and Michelle R. Smith


BOSTON — With security tight along the 26.2-mile course, nearly 36,000 runners set out from the Boston Marathon starting line Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage...

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Re: Boston Marathon 2014:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:33 am

Memories of victims were with winner on every step
By Nathan Fenno


BOSTON — Before Meb Keflezighi embarked on the 26.2-mile journey Monday to become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, he wrote four names on his yellow race bib.
Martin, for Martin Richard.

Krystle, for Krystle Campbell.

Ling, for Lu Lingzi.

Sean, for Sean Collier.

The first three died in the bombings that occurred near the finish line of last year’s race. The last was shot and killed, investigators said, by one of the alleged bombers.

“It could’ve been me, my wife or me watching as a spectator,” said th

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:49 am

Baby steps: Washington County runner, 6½ months pregnant, completes Boston Marathon
By Ernie Clark

Sarah Mulcahy figured to be one of the faster Maine runners at Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old resident of Baring Plantation qualified for the historic race last June when she won the women’s division of the inaugural Bay of Fundy International Marathon in Lubec in a time of 3 …

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