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  • Several Peninsula-area Boston Marathon participants reported safe; security vigilant in Hampton Roads

    Several Peninsula-area Boston Marathon participants reported safe; security vigilant in Hampton Roads
    It was Williamsburg resident Matt Boothe’s first marathon. He never got to finish. Boothe and running companion Lynn Howard of York County were participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon when the explosions that killed two and injured more...
  • Newport-Mesa marathoners are OK

    Newport-Mesa marathoners are OK
    Melissa Mead ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time Monday. She will remember it more now because of the two bombings near the finish line at the historic race. Mead was among at least 35 runners from the Newport-Mesa area who ran in the world's...
  • Editorial: Heartbreak At The Finish Line

    Editorial: Heartbreak At The Finish Line
    The Boston Marathon is a rite of spring in New England, one of the great festive days of the year. Many's the time we've gone up early for the Red Sox game and then walked over to Kenmore Square to watch the runners scoot or struggle past. The city is...
  • Inability of Burbank runner to make Boston Marathon 'very well could have saved my life'

    Lisa-Marie Burnside woke up in her Burbank home Monday morning devastated that she wouldn’t be running in the Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old qualified this year after finishing the Los Angeles Marathon in just under 3 1/2 hours. But she pulled...
  • West Hartford Residents Among Boston Marathon Runners

    The Boston Marathon drew 29 entries from West Hartford runners this year and at least 11 of them crossed the finish line before the explosions rocked the area at about 2:50 p.m. Monday, according to the race's website. It was unclear Monday night...
  • Commentary: A marathoner reflects on Boston tragedy

    A marathon brings tens of thousands of runners to a single spot in a celebration of human energy, work ethic and common joy. I have stood, packed together with marathoners at the early-morning start line, feeling strong, secure and anticipatory. What...
  • Bombings Hit A Race That Is Peaceful At Its Heart

    Bombings Hit A Race That Is Peaceful At Its Heart
    Amby Burfoot was a little more than a half mile from the finish line Monday, running happily with childhood friends from Groton, when suddenly a human traffic jam confronted him. "I thought it was drunken college students," Burfoot said. "As I got...
  • Three Simsbury Residents Among Runners In Boston Marathon

    Lisa Riordan was with her husband and their children about a block away when the bombs went off Monday near the finish line during the Boston Marathon. "We were very aware of what it was, we felt and heard the explosion," Riordan said. "And after seeing...
  • Three Farmington Residents Among Registered Boston Marathon Runners

    This year's Boston Marathon on Monday, which was rocked by two explosions near the finish line, drew three runners from Farmington, according to the marathon's website. Of those three racers, the two who finished, Zachary Cavanaugh and Patty Driesch,...
  • The scene in Boston changed and shattered in an instant

    The scene in Boston changed and shattered in an instant
    Before reading this, just know that there will be no mention of the Orioles' designated hitter slump in this blog post, no talk of any blown bubbles by Adam Jones or when Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman are coming to the big league club. So excuse me for...
  • Area runners at Boston Marathon talk about bombing

    Area runners at Boston Marathon talk about bombing
    "I'm not sure I've ever felt so helpless," said Sonny Lowe of Williamsburg, recounting Monday's horror at the Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 140 others. Nearly 20 people from the Peninsula were...