| May 5, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Security was ramped up, bomb-sniffing dogs made their rounds and a moment of silence was observed before the first runners kicked off the annual O.C. Marathon on Sunday.
Boston, it seemed, was on everyone’s mind.
Kimberly O'Donnell, a 23-year-...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Called up Bill Iffrig the other morning; he answers — no agent, no publicist. We chat awhile about running and how he came to be America's most famous marathon man.
Iffrig is the older gentleman — all table legs and elbows — blown...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 8:44 PM
There it was on the screen, tragic and terrifying, another senseless act of cowardice. This time in Boston.
Like everyone else Monday, I was upset, angry and at a loss for words.
So I called two people who have been through this before.
Tom Frost of...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Ryan Hall claimed one of three spots on the U.S. men's team when he finished second to Meb Keflezighi at the Olympic trials Saturday morning in Houston....
| Jul 7, 2012
Scott Jurek is a nice guy who exhibits none of the sanctimonious proselytizing that vegans sometimes do.
He's also a guy who gave up a fast-food burger diet and runs what many consider to be obscenely long distances. How long? In 2010, he ran an...
| Oct 31, 2011
On a recent beautiful and sunny day, I strolled into my local gym to lift some weights. The gym is near Nose Hill Park, which is one of the largest municipal parks in North America. It has majestic views of the city of Calgary and the Rocky Mountains,...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:53 PM
MYSTIC — When John Kelley was still alive, his former student and runner Jim Roy was already thinking about a statue commemorating his mentor.
He thought about running it by Kelley, but then scratched the idea. Kelley, the 1957 Boston Marathon...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless other graduation speeches that...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Aaron Braun, who tied the course record at the Manchester Road Race last year, said Wednesday night at the pre-race pasta dinner that he's in better shape than last year but he's not sure if he will be able to break the record this year because the...
| Nov 28, 2013
Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training.
He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 4:16 PM
MANCHESTER — There was a bit of confusion initially about the women's winner of the Manchester Road Race Thursday.
Alice Kamunya, who came to the U.S. from Kenya three months ago, was the female winner of the 4.748-mile race in 25 minutes, 7...