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  • America, The Beautiful, On Display In Boston

    America, The Beautiful, On Display In Boston
    BOSTON — This is a story that starts in Adi Beyani, Eritrea, and in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is a story that ends at the finish line on Boylston Street. From Hopkinton east, the Boston Marathon measures 26.2 miles. Meb Keflezighi's journey,...
  • Area runners adjusting to increased security as Boston Marathon nears

    Area runners adjusting to increased security as Boston Marathon nears
    Anyone who has competed in a road race knows that extra police and security are as much a part of the event as water stops and cheering spectators. But the last time John Gilligan ran the Boston Marathon in 2012 — a year before two bombs...
  • Peck pushes past setback to be fastest Maryland runner at Boston Marathon

    Peck pushes past setback to be fastest Maryland runner at Boston Marathon
    By the time Graham Peck was halfway up Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon, he knew he'd be all right. The Fells Point resident had gone into Marathon Monday with a goal of finishing the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours and 28 minutes. Peck, running his...
  • Astronaut's epic selfie and the best and worst selfies of the Internet

    Astronaut's epic selfie and the best and worst selfies of the Internet
    Love them or hate them, it seems that selfies aren't going anywhere.  Taking out your phone to take a picture of yourself during a life milestone (if you count standing half naked in front of your bathroom mirror a life milestone) has become second...
  • 'Chicagoland' finale review: more violence, more Rahm

    'Chicagoland' finale review: more violence, more Rahm
    And so it ends, this extraordinary and exasperating, revelatory and redundant, infuriating and ultimately tragic eight-part series "Chicagoland." For the last two months, CNN has given us our town in mostly unscripted, sometimes contrived and...
  • Fitness Files: Marathon helps kids in the long run

    Twenty years ago, Nick Arciniaga, an elite marathoner, was a quiet kid in my fourth-grade class. Recently, Nick told me he remembered winning a relay race in physical education class that year and thinking, "I can do this." At Monday's Boston Marathon,...
  • Runner with a mission: Boston

    Even though I smelled bad enough to knock a buzzard off a gut pile, the people in the medical tent of the 2013 Victoria Marathon were kind and caring. One paramedic even let me use his cell to make a long-distance call to my wife, who was watching via...
  • The Army recognizes humanists in the foxholes

    There may be no atheists in foxholes, but there soon will be a few humanists. The U.S. Army has heeded the plea of Maj. Ray Bradley that he (and others of his kind) receive a “preference code” similar to those accorded to members of...
  • Condemned Oklahoma inmates sue: What's in the drug that will kill us?

    Condemned Oklahoma inmates filed a lawsuit this week seeking details about the drugs that will be used to execute them amid a growing national debate about how to deal with the shortage of lethal injection drugs. Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri and other death...
  • Dancer injured in Boston Marathon bombing takes to the floor again

    The world on Thursday celebrated the United Nations-sponsoredInternational Day of Happiness by dancing to the ubiquitous, infectiously upbeat tune, "Happy," by Pharrell Williams, who is the face of the second annual celebration established by the...
  • Big problem with Iditarod: Plenty of mushers, sleds, but little snow

    Big problem with Iditarod: Plenty of mushers, sleds, but little snow
    In order to be a champion musher, you need dogs, sleds, a sense of athletic adventure and -- oh, yeah -- snow. Getting three out of four might work in baseball or basketball, but it just doesn’t count when it comes to the Iditarod, the 975-mile race...