In one race, all suspense was left in the distance with many miles still to be run. In the other, the suspense lingered until the final decisive inches of the 26.2-mile course. If there’s been a greater contrast between the men’s and women’s races in the recent history of the Boston Marathon, it eludes the memory and remains lost in the archives right now. One was a runaway, the other a sprint. The women’s elite race at the 123rd Boston Marathon Monday wasn’t so much a race as a coronation. Worknesh Degefa, a 28-year-old Ethiopian who had never even scouted the famous course in person, broke from the pack 5 miles into the race and turned it into a solo event. She led by more than 2 minutes at the halfway mark, and ran alone from Framingham until the she crossed the finish line on Boylston Street in a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 31 seconds. Degefa’s dominance — she finished 42 seconds ahead of runner-up and 2017 Boston winner Edna Kiplagat … [Read more...] about This year’s Boston Marathon was a tale of two races
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Steve Annear Globe Staff April 12, 2019 Jurors from the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev aren’t the only ones who’ve had an up-close look at the Watertown boat where he hid before his capture.A group of Boston College alumni who took a trip last month to FBI headquarters, in Washington, D.C., posed in front of the vessel, which is on display there as part of a larger series of exhibits.“A special tour of the @FBI for these @BostonCollege alumni included a stop in front of the boat involved in the Boston Marathon bombing and a rare look at the organization’s history and resources,” the Boston College Alumni Association tweeted March 27.A special tour of the @FBI for these @BostonCollege alumni included a stop in front of the boat involved in the Boston Marathon bombing and a rare look at the organization's history and … [Read more...] about Boat where Boston Marathon bomber hid from police is on display at FBI headquarters
Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson planned to run the 2019 Boston Marathon along with her husband, Washington Redskins long snapper Andrew East. The duo have excelled in sports that require short bursts of speed rather than long, sustained cardiovascular activity, but both were confident they were up to the task of running 26.2 miles as part of the ClifBar Boston Marathon team. Come Monday, however, only East will be running, with Johnson cheering on the sidelines. Fortunately, Johnson’s absence is for a very happy reason — the couple announced on April 4 that they are expecting a child. Johnson chatted with Boston.com about impending motherhood, how marathon training compared to her Olympics training, and why she has been so open about her past experience with a miscarriage. Note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and length. First off, congratulations to you and Andrew on your pregnancy. How excited are you?SJ: We’re really excited. … [Read more...] about Shawn Johnson planned to run the 2019 Boston Marathon, but can’t. It’s for a good reason.
News / UK and world by Press Association October 19, 2018, 7:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter London’s high rate of violence is “just an uptick”, according to a police chief who tackled violence in a major US city. William “Bill” Evans was a police officer in Boston from 1982 until earlier this summer, taking on the role of commissioner from November 2013. Under his tenure, homicides in Boston reached a 15-year low in 2015, when there were 40 killings. There were 58 in 2017. He told the Press Association: “Every big city, no matter where you live, has similar issues. “I think London is a very safe city, they’re just having a little uptick. We have them all the time.” There have been more than 100 murder investigations launched in the capital since the start of this year. Mr Evans credits using education to provide opportunity and confront gang violence for the success … [Read more...] about London ‘very safe’ says police chief who lowered Boston murder rate
The Boston Athletic Association adjusted qualifying standards for the 2020 Boston Marathon on Thursday. The qualifying standards must be five minutes faster for all age groups. The change marks the seventh consecutive year in which the BAA has altered the Boston Marathon acceptance requirements. According to the BAA, the change stems from a significant increase in applications from recent years, with the BAA having to turn away 7,384 of 30,458 qualifiers because of field size limitations. “Due to the unprecedented support and interest in being part of next year’s race, the BAA unfortunately is unable to accept all deserving participants who achieved hard-earned qualifying times,’’ said Tom Grilk, the BAA’s chief executive officer. “We thank them for their running efforts and desire to run with us.’’ For reference from previous years, qualifiers needed to be three minutes, 23 seconds or faster than their age group and gender for the 2018 … [Read more...] about BAA adjusts qualifying times for 2020 Boston Marathon