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  • Video: American Meb Keflizighi wins Boston Marathon a year after bombings

    BOSTON - American Meb Keflizighi has won the Boston Marathon on Monday, one year after the fatal bombings. In the women's race, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. Jeptoo finished Monday's race in a course-record 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. She becomes...

  • Boston marathoner falls near mile 26, carried to finish line

    Running a marathon, especially one as sentimental as this year’s Boston Marathon, isn’t so much about winning the race as it is about finishing it. Which brings us to the most memorable image/story of this year’s race, as witnessed by Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery. "Runner gave out near 26 mile mark, right by the site where...

  • Married Boston Marathon bomb survivors finish race

    BOSTON — Newlyweds who each lost a leg in last year's bombing completed the Boston Marathon together this year, riding handcycles for the 26.2-mile course. Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky were newly married last year when they went to the marathon finish line to watch the runners cross. They suffered severe injuries; each lost a left...

  • Spectator from Colorado Springs recalls frantic, frightening experience in Boston Marathon

    Those are bombs, an authoritative voice shouted. And for perhaps the first time in human history, those words actually brought comfort. Until that announcement from a veteran well-versed in that area, Elaine Derbenwick, along with her daughter and granddaughters, was among the horde scurrying for cover. About 25 feet from the first explosion...

  • Area runners eager to race in support of Boston

    Mike Marty affectionately gazed back at the Boston Marathon finish line, thoroughly smitten. His fifth run through the city had been his favorite. The weather was a comfortable 50 degrees and he had blazed the course in 3 hours, 24 minutes and 25 seconds, shaving 13 minutes off the previous year. He lingered after finishing, drinking up the...

  • Oral history: Area runners recall moments after Boston Marathon tragedy

    It was at 2:49 p.m. EDT when two homemade bombs - separated by 14 seconds - killed three people and injured more than 250 others near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Several dozen area runners participated in that event, and they recall the confusing, chaotic moments immediately after the bombs. Connie Shaner: I was walking to my...

  • Capsules of 10 runners from the Colorado Springs area who finished the 2013 Boston Marathon

    The Gazette spoke with 10 runners from Colorado Springs who finished the 2013 Boston Marathon before the bombs turned the festive day tragic.

  • AP PHOTOS: 4 heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing

    An EMT. A volunteer. A spectator in a cowboy hat. Moments after bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, these three helped rescue a man whose legs were blown off, a scene captured in an Associated Press photo. That man, Jeff Bauman, was lauded as a hero himself when he gave authorities a description that helped them track down two suspects. A...

  • Veteran with no left leg to run in Boston Marathon

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The first six times Edward Lychik told his physical therapist he wanted to run again, she was noncommittal, and with good reason. The combat veteran's left leg had been amputated at the hip socket, and doctors had told him if he walked again, it would be on crutches. Lychik ignored that diagnosis and kept talking to...

  • What's up? For running pioneer Rick Trujillo, the glory

    GOLDEN — Before running up Lookout Mountain on a glorious afternoon last week, mountain running legend Rick Trujillo was reminded of Jim Ryun, the great Kansas miler who was his contemporary when Trujillo competed for the University of Colorado. Still bewildered a generation later, Trujillo recalled something Ryun said when asked why he...



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