Apr 15, 2013 — Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race. It's her second victory at Boston. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won on the men's side. It's his first victory at Boston.
Nov 4, 2012 — Responding to a published profile of girls ages 12 and 10 who run long distances, commentator Barbara J. King considers the costs and benefits to children of intense participation in athletics. In an age when childhood obesity is a serious issue, can we help our kids find a right balance?
Aug 31, 2012 — New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
Jun 7, 2012 — Is barefoot running a healthy practice or only a fad based on simplistic views of the human past? Commentator Barbara J. King reads research by evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman, and comes away impressed by his brand of pro-barefoot evidence.
May 7, 2012 — Endurance athletes sometimes say they're "addicted" to exercise, and research suggests that may not be an overstatement. "Our brains have been sort of rewired from an evolutionary sense to encourage these running and high aerobic-activity behaviors," one researcher says.
May 1, 2012 — The sports world is brimming with talk about Lopez Lomong, the American runner who set a 2012 world best in the men's 5,000-meter race Sunday. Lomong ran the distance in 13 minutes and 11.63 seconds — but the race took a very unusual turn in its final laps.
Apr 19, 2011 — Waitz won the New York City Marathon nine times and a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. And she was one of the pioneers of the women's running revolution in the '70s and '80s. Waitz, who had cancer, was 57.