By Sev Sarmenta
THE INNOCENCE of running was shattered by the bombs in Boston this week. Although participation in the 116-year-old Boston Marathon has never really waned, the most basic of athletic activities was enjoying another resurgence. More were rediscovering the simple highs and health benefits of hitting pavements and terrains.
Boston Marathon organizers said on Tuesday that next year’s race would go ahead as planned and that they are cooperating with law enforcement officials to find those responsible for the deadly blasts.
The Boston Marathon was launched on April 19, 1897, by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), which took its cue from the first modern Olympic games in Athens, Greece, held in 1896.
By Leica R. Carpo
This is a tragedy that hurts not only city marathons, like Boston, New York and London, but the running community at large. There is a unique bond that forms during marathons not just with fellow runners but with the spectators and bystanders. From the high of hearing strangers cheer for you, to the sticky high fives from 6-year-olds and the promised kisses of Wellesley girls. It’s a moment that lasts a lifetime and keeps a tradition going stronger than ever even after 117 years.
Determined to put on a show of “solidarity” for Boston, London Marathon organizers are refusing to cave in to the threat of terrorism and will stage their race on Sunday.
The Boston Celtics regular season-ending home game on Tuesday against Indiana has been cancelled after deadly explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, the NBA announced Monday.
A 78-year-old man running his third Boston Marathon was near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts and caught in a news photograph that quickly went viral.
At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured in twin explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, officials said.
Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 120 in a terrifying scene of shattered glass, bloodstained pavement and severed limbs at the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon, authorities said.
By Jimmy Golen
The organizers of the Boston Marathon are advising inexperienced runners and those with medical conditions not to run in Monday’s race because of temperatures that are expected to rise into the high 80s in the afternoon.
By Cedelf P. Tupas
PILI, Camarines Sur—Nathan Naibei took a 25-hour flight just to get to the Philippines a few days ago, then sat in a bus for another nine hours from Manila to this sports tourism hub in the Bicol region. He made the long trip worth it Sunday. With a fluid stride, the 24-year-old Naibei completed a [...]
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Filipino runners seeking to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon get the opportunity in the 2nd Summit Water Camsur Marathon on Sunday.