After Placing Second at the Boston Marathon, Edna Kiplagat Keeps Going

With a career that’s spanned more than two decades, she’s one of the most decorated marathoners in the world. And the mother of five—who’s turning 40 this year—has no plans to step aside. Fans were treated to a festival of exceptional running at this past Monday’s Boston Marathon. In the men’s race, the 26.2-mile competition […]

Caster Semenya Named to 2019 Time 100 List

The Olympic champion, currently in a legal battle with the sport’s governing body, is one of the most influential people of the year. Caster Semenya is a world and Olympic champion in the 800 meters. Her dominance in covering two laps of the track is unquestionable, but it’s only part of the reason she appears […]

6 Life Lessons From the Pioneers of Women’s Running

They questioned authority, broke the rules, and ran for their own reasons—and these legends tell the next generation to do the same. The first woman to run a road race. The first woman to run the Boston Marathon. The first woman to break 2:50 for 26.2 miles, then the first to break 2:30. Without these […]

As Coveted as a Boston Marathon Entry? A Volunteer Position

It’s almost as difficult to get a job on race day as it is to earn a place on the starting line. For many runners, a Boston Marathon qualifying time is a huge achievement. But while athletes complete long runs and tempo workouts, thousands of others are hoping for a shot at helping execute the […]

Worknesh Degefa Took Off, but Jordan Hasay Hung On for Third

There was little doubt who was going to win from early in the 26.2 miles, but Americans Desiree Linden and Jordan Hasay landed in the top five. When Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia decided to make a move, she didn’t hesitate. She just went for the win at the 2019 Boston Marathon at mile five—a brave […]

How To Watch the 2019 Boston Marathon

Reason No.1 you don’t want to miss this race: It’s the first time in more than three decades that an American woman is defending her title. Patriot’s Day. Marathon Monday. Boston Marathon Day. Call it what you will, but the third Monday in April is like a national runner holiday. And every year, the oldest […]

The Ultimate Insider’s Boston Marathon Weekend Guide to Everything

Eat, drink, run, cheer, repeat. Our Boston resident writers give you the scoop on how to soak up every minute of the best weekend of the year. Whether you’re in Boston to run the marathon, watch it, or just take in all the running glory for a few days, you can stoke your inner running […]