| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:11 PM
BOSTON — The cheers were louder, the runners more determined, the tears of joy and relief at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday more heartfelt than ever.
And yes, the security was tighter.
But on a brilliant spring day, the city brought to...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:32 PM
BOSTON — Before Meb Keflezighi embarked on the 26.2-mile journey Monday to become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, he wrote four names on his yellow race bib.
Martin, for Martin Richard.
Krystle, for Krystle...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden carried memories of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, and the stories of those affected by it, with her en route to a second straight women’s wheelchair marathon victory Monday in Boston.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Day baseball is great, but once Tommy Hunter shut the door on Boston and you were able to get back to work, you probably didn’t do much further reading. That’s why blogger/reporter Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion — where every...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:04 PM
He was disappointing his father, second-guessing his divorce and practicing slothful habits in Miami. So writer Robert Andrew Powell sold everything, moved to Boulder, Colo., and laced up his running shoes.
The result: a developed taste for running...
| May 1, 2014
Marty Nothstein will be like a kid on Christmas morning come Sunday morning.
The Olympic gold medal winner and three-time world-champion cyclist is stoked for the 2014 Spring VeloFest at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown that runs 8:...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:34 PM
For 10 years Sandy Thomas had been running a 2-mile circuit most mornings around her North Laurel neighborhood of Hammond Village to stay physically fit, but in 2006 life handed her a detour.
Her husband, Jim, died that year from skin cancer, and the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:04 PM
North Dakota’s law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, striking down what critics had called the nation’s most extreme limit on the procedure.
The law, which was approved last...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:20 AM
BOSTON -- A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries.
“We will never...