Apr 15, 2014 — At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
Mar 5, 2013 — The U.N. agency that sponsors the marathon said it "regrets" the decision, but blamed the Islamist movement for the move. Hamas says it doesn't "want me and women running together."
Aug 12, 2012 — Kenya's winning marathoners mainly fill up on high-carb vegetarian dishes like ugali, a cornmeal mush, and githeri, boiled corn and kidney beans. It's a bland diet, but it seems to help them excel at middle- and long-distance running.
Jan 11, 2012 — Participation in long-distance running events has doubled over the past decade, and race-related cardiac arrests have increased, too. Even so, the risk is low, a study finds. Undiagnosed, pre-existing heart conditions are the biggest source of trouble.
May 16, 2011 — The winner at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing would have been a favorite at the 2012 Games in London. Police in Kenya say he may have committed suicide.