Leah Phifer left last weekend’s deadlocked 8th Congressional District DFL convention as the leader on all 10 ballots — though failing to reach the consensus required for endorsement. On Wednesday, Phifer left the northeastern Minnesota race altogether, saying she was only ever targeting party endorsement and that she wanted no part of a “divisive primary” she said would hurt the party. “My goal, since first declaring my candidacy in October 2017, has always been to win the DFL endorsement, bring new voices to the table and strengthen the party,” Phifer said in a news release. “A divisive primary season would only serve to weaken the party and distract from the issues affecting the people of the 8th District.” Phifer, of Isanti, was among the first candidates in the 8th District race, challenging U.S. Rep Rick Nolan for the party nomination before the third-term lawmaker decided to retire. Phifer’s decision leaves four candidates … [Read more...] about Front-runner Leah Phifer drops out of crowded DFL field in 8th Congressional District
WELLESLEY — It began as a little neighborhood gathering at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, whose new spiritual center is right along the Boston Marathon route. But as dangerously cold runners started to arrive in huge numbers at the medical tent just past the race’s halfway point, members of the church threw the doors open to create a makeshift recovery site.The food, drinks, coffee, and roaring fire in the building’s front room took on a more serious purpose as more than 50 injured competitors streamed in, many suffering from symptoms of hypothermia. “It’s just become this impromptu shelter for running refugees,” said associate pastor Ashley Murphy, who lives nearby and had already raided her pantry and linen closet for food, towels, and dry clothes. More than 2,500 runners, including 25 elite athletes, received medical treatment, race organizers said. Eighty-one runners were taken to the hospital. At the Wellesley church, most of the … [Read more...] about About 2,300 Boston Marathon runners receive medical treatment
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jaclyn Reiss Globe Staff April 16, 2018 Desiree Linden stunned the nation when she became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years on Monday. But as Linden soaked up the glory, many spectators had a burning question: Who the heck is Sarah Sellers, the American who finished second in the race, about four minutes behind Linden?At first glance, Sellers seemed to have a low profile on social media (although there does appear to be a country music singer by the same name), and Google searches of her name turned up little to nothing. She was not identified in many photos moved by wire services on Monday, and several breaking stories mentioned her just once — to note that she finished second. But who is Sarah Sellers?? Asking for a friend, and basically a nation?— GracieCoburnWillette (@graciecoburn) April 16, 2018 Is Sarah Sellers a … [Read more...] about Who is Boston Marathon runner-up Sarah Sellers?
Palu (ANTARA News) - Central Sulawesi Governor Longki Djanggola flagged off participants of the 2018 Central Celebes Marathon (CCM) in the Central Sulawesi provincial capital of Palu on Sunday. "Please abide by the existing regulations," the governor told the participants of the marathon. The CCM is a sports tourism event to commemorate the 54th anniversary of Central Sulawesi Province that falls on Apr 13. Some 1,500 athletes, including 80 foreign runners among others from Kenya, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, participated in the marathon race. They competed in five-kilometer, 10-kilometer, 21-kilometer, and 42-kilometer categories with total prizes amounting to Rp465 million. For, the 21 km-long category, the participants started from the Central Sulawesi City Hall and finished in the same site after circling the city. Deputy Chief of the Central Sulawesi Provincial Police Senior Commissioner Aris Purnomo flagged of participants of 42 km-long category one hour earlier than … [Read more...] about Central Sulawesi governor flags off runners of Central Celebes marathon
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Rachel G. Bowers Globe Staff April 11, 2018 Christine Yost heard all the sage advice before running her first marathon — the Boston Marathon at that — last year.She threw it all out the window. “I call it an out-of-body experience, but not in a good way,” said Yost, 35, as she told the story with a dose of self-deprecation. Advertisement Her problems began with her wardrobe choice. It was hot on race day, but she wore a new pair of Lululemon leggings because she thought it would make for better photos. She elected against pouring water over her head to cool herself down because she did not want to get her shoes wet. And she embraced the notion that a rookie marathoner could finish in less than four hours.“When the gun went off, I decided to run faster than I’d run in training, because that’s super smart,” she … [Read more...] about Runners know even the best-laid Boston Marathon plans can go off-course