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Birth of her daughter reunites Boston Marathon bombing survivor with the nurse who cared for her after the attack

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jacqui Webb was greeted by a familiar face after giving birth to her daughter, Ella, last month -- one of the nurses who cared for her after the 2013 attack. Webb spent three weeks a...

Marathon organizers apologize for making course 500 meters too long

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London The organizers of a marathon in southern England have apologized after the course for Sunday's race was more than 500 meters (1,640 feet) too long. The Brighton Marathon returned to the streets of the coastal ...

Vienna Marathon winner DQ’d for wearing illegal shoes

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Ethiopian runner Derara Hurisa thought he had come away with a victory at the Vienna Marathon on Sunday but was disqualified from the race after a discrepancy over his footwear. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . ...

Jepchirchir beats heat in Sapporo to win Olympic marathon

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At the end, a more familiar view — a Kenyan racer leading the way. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Peres Jepchirchir led a 1-2 Kenyan finish in the women’s marathon, withstanding the heat and humidity whil...

Germany’s Wellbrock romps to win in men’s marathon swimming

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Wellbrock sprinted out to an early lead and was up front most of the way on another sweltering morning in Japan's capital city. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Even with the race starting at 6:30 a.m. loca...

Teenager charged after allegedly changing yearbook to include Hitler quote and Boston Marathon bomber reference

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A Connecticut teenager has been charged with two counts of third-degree computer crimes after he allegedly changed two yearbook entries to include a quote from Adolf Hitler and a reference to the Boston Marathon bom...

Massachusetts police officer who tackled Boston Marathon bomber retires

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Watertown police Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese retired on Monday after more than 41 years on the force. He wanted to keep working, but had reached the state's mandatory police retirement age of 65. Pugliese, an Army veteran ...

Biden on disappointing jobs report: ‘We knew this wouldn’t be a sprint, it’d be a marathon’

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President Joe Biden said Friday the US economy is "moving in the right direction" but there is still a long way to go after a disappointing Friday jobs report fell well below expectations. "We knew we were facing a...

Red Sox top White Sox 11-4 on Patriots’ Day with no Marathon

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The Marathon was moved to Oct. 11 because of Massachusetts limits on crowds during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Patriots Day game, with a start shortly after 11 a.m., has been played by the Red Sox since 1959....

Supreme Court agrees to review Boston Marathon bomber’s death penalty case

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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a lower court opinion that wiped away the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the brothers convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three spectat...

Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt has died at age 80

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Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt died Wednesday morning at age 80, according to his son, Russ Hoyt. He passed peacefully in his sleep due to heart failure, his son said. Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, became Boston Mara...

Senate gears up for marathon effort in push for Covid relief

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Washington The Senate is bracing for a marathon effort and a late night of voting on amendments before lawmakers take a final vote on President Joe Biden's $ 1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill -- it's just not yet cl...

Boston Marathon Fast Facts

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Here's a look at the Boston Marathon, run from Hopkinton to Boston. The finish line is in front of the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street. The 2020 Boston Marathon is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

An Ohio dad runs his first marathon around hospital for 4-year-old son with cancer

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There were two thoughts pushing Kolt Codner forward in his first marathon race: his 4-year-old son Andrew's fight against cancer and the hospital that provides him care. Codner, of Poland, Ohio, ran 26.2 miles arou...

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir breaks own world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships

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Peres Jepchirchir broke her own world record in the women's half marathon, crossing the line in one hour, five minutes and 16 seconds to win gold at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland....

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to reinstate death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

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Washington The Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to review a lower court opinion that wiped away the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the brothers involved in the 2013 Boston marathon bombing ...