Boston Marathon

Women’s Running will be on the ground covering the 122nd annual Boston Marathon! Check back here for our latest athlete interviews, race previews and recaps, fueling and recovery tips and other news regarding Marathon Monday.

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 […]

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 […]

At 42, Running “Just Keeps Getting Sweeter” for Krista DuChene

The Canadian Olympian finished third overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon, but this year her goal is to place well in the masters division. As a member of the 2016 Canadian Olympic team and seasoned competitor with a 26.2-mile best of 2:28:32, Krista DuChene, 42, was already well-acquainted with the spotlight when she arrived at […]

Who is Sarah Sellers? Now Everybody Knows Her Name

After her surprise second-place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon, Sellers is back—and still stunned. When Sarah Sellers crossed the finish line of the 2018 Boston Marathon, more than four minutes behind winner Desiree Linden, spectators and broadcasters alike scrambled to figure out who had just become the runner-up in one of the world’s most […]