| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:19 PM
When Christina Mailhos ran for first selectman of Willington in 2011, she promised to "hit the ground running."
She didn't anticipate a scenario in which running away from zombies would represent one of the challenges of her time in office.
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:03 PM
What say everyone go to the Boston Marathon next year, to cheer the runners on, support the city and simply make a statement about what kind of society we want to have?
That is a society that holds great outdoor celebrations that people can attend...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:01 PM
Alain Mimoun, 92, an Algerian-born French distance runner who won the 1956 Olympic marathon after losing three Olympic races to Czech great Emil Zatopek, died Thursday. France's athletics federation announced his death but did not provide other details....
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:01 PM
If you thought Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge was crazy (running both Disney's marathon and half marathon), things are about to get Dopey. The 2014 Disney Marathon Weekend, Jan. 8-12, will expand to five days and will include a 10K, along with the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Building on the success of its women-focused events, runDisney is broadening the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Disney World next year by adding a 10K and a new two-race challenge.
The Princess 10K gives runners of various levels more...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 2:47 PM
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg finally got the message that in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the New York City Marathon had become an obscenity.
Friday, in the face of blistering criticism, Bloomberg said Sunday's race has been cancelled.
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:56 AM
As part of her marathon training, Daisy Carranza has taken an over-the counter pain reliever nearly every day for the last several months.
On race day Sunday, she's prepared to pop at least seven Extra Strength Tylenol capsules: two at the starting line,...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:00 AM
There's a good reason why half-marathons have become the most popular distance in America and why more women are showing up on the starting lines.
Actually, it's a "half" good reason:
"The half-marathon is a whole lot less wear and tear and a whole...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Zach Zimmerman freely admits what he does is a little crazy.
In May, he ran two marathons in 15 days. This summer, he ran four half marathons in four days.
"I felt good enough to run another one on the fifth day too," he said. "But I had to spend...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Shortly after Matt Ancona started running to lose weight, his competitive nature kicked in. He ran a marathon, then a triathlon, and within three years he had completed an Ironman triathlon. Hoping to get faster, he sometimes trained for 20 to 25 hours...