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Thousands run first Boston Marathon since bombings

2014-04-22 10:22

Nearly 32,000 runners set out from the Boston Marathon starting line in a show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage.

In this year's Boston Marathon, everyone's a winner

2014-04-23 09:53

For 29-year-old Beijing native Jia Xiaomeng, passing through that finish line in the Monday Boston marathon was a dream come true. That dream began to take shape a year ago when she was just 500 meters from the finish line and the deadly bombings happened.

Boston sees tourism boost in wake of marathon bombing

2014-04-20 08:03

With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

More public toilets provided for Beijing Marathon

2014-04-15 14:19

Participants in the upcoming Beijing Marathon will have access to more public toilets that will be clearly marked, the Beijing Youth Daily said on Tuesday.

Coldest marathon: a song of ice and fire

2014-04-11 10:55

The 2014 UVU North Pole marathon takes place at a temperature of minus 30 degrees. Run over the classic 42.195km (26.2 miles) marathon distance, it is described as the world's coldest marathon.

Woman collapses, dies, after Suzhou marathon

2014-03-31 16:32

A woman fainted during the Suzhou annual half marathon and died later in hospital on Sunday.

Marathon fever hits Jerusalem

2014-03-22 17:08

Athletes participate in the fourth international Jerusalem marathon March 21, 2014.

More than 75,000 take part in HK Marathon

2014-02-16 11:00

Participants run at Tsim Sha Tsui as they compete in the Hong Kong Marathon Feb 16, 2014. More than 75,000 people took part in the 10-km, half-marathon and marathon races in the territory on Sunday, organizers said.

Kenyan male runner wins Xiamen Marathon

2014-01-02 18:54

Kenya's Mariko Kiplagat Kipchumba clocked in at 2 hours, 8 minutes and 6 seconds to win the men's title in the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon on Thursday.

Marathon taken to new heights by UK astronaut

2016-04-26 07:59

British astronaut Tim Peake has run a marathon in space in record time, strapped to a treadmill on the International Space Station as thousands ran the London Marathon below.

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