Read about 12 year-old Louis Corbett, of New Zealand, whose biggest wish before losing his sight is seeing the Boston Celtics play live.
After being denied access to carry out their annual “Tough Ruck” along the Boston Marathon route, soldiers decided to hold their event elsewhere.
Editor’s note: Seeing the soldiers marching the 26.2 in full gear, in whatever weather elements were thrown at them (the nor’easter from a decade ago, or the insane heat from 2012), was one of the most inspirational parts of each Boston Marathon, and it will be a piece that will be noticeably missing— and missed— during this year’s running.
The 2014 Boston Marathon will be the last for the team of Dick and Rick Hoyt. Dick Hoyt told CBS Boston he and his son Rick will compete in their final Boston Marathon together on April 21.
Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman, and the man credited with saving his life, Carlos Arredondo, will give the graduation speech at Fisher College.
Cathy O’Grady and volunteers have been trying to do good in Boston. This week, they will blanket the city with 318 random acts of kindness.
“The Boston Marathon World Run is underway! The website and mobile app allows runners of all abilities to run any distance, anywhere in the world, and connect with the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Registrants get a digital bib number, finisher’s medal, finisher’s certificate, and can upload photos from their runs from across the globe between now and April 21. More than 75 countries are already represented.
Get started at www.bostonmarathonworldrun.org, or search your App store for Boston Marathon World Run.
Download and registration is free, and everyone’s encouraged to make a donation to the One Fund Boston.
This year, we’re all Boston Marathoners.”
There were bystanders who tied tourniquets rather than fleeing, nurses with little experience treating trauma who tended to severed limbs, and police officers who led the search for the bombers. They and thousands of others, among them many who had never run long distances, clamored for a spot in next year’s Boston Marathon. Choosing among them was a delicate task. So officials at the Boston Athletic Association announced last month they would allow potential runners to seek one of the Marathon’s highly coveted bibs if they could demonstrate in a 250-word essay how they were personally and profoundly impacted by the attacks on April 15.
Two Massachusetts natives created a series of events, called “The Next 26,” to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.