'A Brief History of the Boston Marathon'


"A Brief History of the Boston Marathon," from Runner's World, with illustration by Dan Fuehrer and the text by Scott Douglas. Click-through to see the full graphic. Really surprised to learn the average age of a runner this year is 43.

2014 Boston Marathon Rules for Runners


Here's what is allowed -- and what is prohibited -- on runners for Monday's 2014 Boston Marathon. (via

ASICS introduces custom L.A. Marathon GEL-Lyte33™ 3


"This limited edition GEL-Lyte33™ 3 was custom designed and inspired by the beautiful palm trees that line Sunset BLVD. Weighing only 6.8 oz, this lightweight natural running experience will maximize your performance, whether it is in a race or shopping on Melrose."

The shoe retails for $100.

Runners Preparing for the Second 'One Run For Boston'

Hundreds of runners are gearing up for a four-week, coast-to-coast relay race to honor three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombings and raise money for 260 people wounded when twin explosions went off near the finish line of the world's oldest marathon. Organizers are pushing to raise $1 million from this year's One Run for Boston, which is scheduled to finish a week before the storied Boston Marathon and two days before the anniversary of the explosions. The money will go to The One Fund, a charity established to help those who were injured or significantly affected by the bombings.

Rod Delaney is a runner

I'm a Runner: Rob Delaney

"The comedian named the “Funniest Person on Twitter” by Comedy Central shares his favorite running stories—good, bad, and ugly—and why he can’t take toe shoe-wearers seriously."

Boston Marathon victims fund continues to grow

The nonprofit group formed following the Boston Marathon bombings last April, One Fund Boston, has collected more than $12 million as donors continue to contribute to help victims of the incident. The Boston Globe reports that in the first three months the fund collected and dispersed $61 million in donation. More than 230 people who were injured or relatives of those who died have recieved the funds. Yet donations have continued to come in and the charity is looking at new ways to dispurse the funds.

Runners race in Cape after St. Jude Marathon cancelled

The ice storm that slammed into the nation's midsection early this month claimed a number of races including the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis. And, like other runners affected by race cancellations, many of the participants were not to be daunted. And, thus, St. Jude Frostbite Half-Marathon was born.

Boston Marathon victim proposes to nurse he met in hospital

James "Bim" Costello, who was injured in the bombing last April, posted on his Facebook page that he was engaged to Krista D’Agostino, a nurse he met while he was recovering from his injuries. Costello suffered serious burns, requiring pig skin grafts on most of his right arm and right leg.

Dallas Marathon Canceled

Organizers have pulled the plug on the Dallas Marathon scheduled to be run Sunday. North Texas was walloped by a wintry storm last night that iced roads across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The race will not be rescheduled and no refunds will be given to those who paid for the race.

[Editor's note: The update on this is now posted here.]

The Inaugural 10K Road Race National Championship

The recently founded Collegiate Running Association has announced the 2014 Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K will host the organization's first 'national championship' event.


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