• Boston Marathon Jan 16

    Long Road to Normalcy: Virtual Village Connects Boston Marathoners

    Organizers of the Boston Marathon — postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic — have launched a virtual Athletes’ Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. The Boston Athletic Association says it’s an attempt to keep runners connected as the group works out a date for the 125th running of the planet’s most storied…

  • Running Nov 20, 2020

    If You Can't Run the Boston Marathon in a Pandemic, Is Virtual Racing the Next Best Thing?

    Running is often considered a solitary sport. But for many, the thrill of running comes from the camaraderie of training with a pack and feeling the support of crowds lining the streets of major races like the Boston Marathon. Can digital innovations like virtual racing fill that void? NBCLX’s Noah Pransky and NBC Boston explore the future of running...

  • Boston Marathon Oct 28, 2020

    2021 Boston Marathon Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    The 2021 Boston Marathon has been postponed from its traditional date in April until at least the fall of next year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Boston Athletic Association said Wednesday. It would be impossible to safely hold the event with just six months left until Patriots’ Day — the date the race is traditionally run — and road races…

  • Boston Marathon May 28, 2020

    In-Person Boston Marathon Is Canceled Amid Pandemic, Goes Virtual for 2020

    The Boston Marathon won’t be run this year, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday, calling it unfeasible for public health reasons as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit Massachusetts. The race will be replaced with virtual events. “There’s no way to hold the usual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity,” Walsh said at a news...

  • Boston Marathon May 28, 2020

    Boston Marathon Goes Digital Due to Coronavirus Concerns

    Officials announced on Thursday that the Boston Marathon would be cancelled for the first time in over 100 years amid concerns about public safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Runners will still be eligible for a medal by completing a marathon during the week of September 7 and verifying times online.

  • Boston Marathon Apr 24, 2020

    Man Runs 26 Miles on NYC Roof in Lieu of Boston Marathon

    Stephen England has finished more than 20 marathons and 75 ultra marathons in the last few years, but his latest race is unquestionably his most unique. England had planned to run in the Boston Marathon, originally set for April 20, but it was delayed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic. But England sticks to his schedule. On Monday, the…

  • Boston Marathon Mar 14, 2020

    Boston Marathon Postponed Until September Over Coronavirus Concerns

    The Boston Marathon will be postponed until September amid the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday. In a news conference, Walsh said the race would be pushed from April 20 to Sept. 14 in a bid to reduce risks associated with COVID-19. The decision was made after consultations with the Boston Athletic Association, the…

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