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Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon. Today’s big-city races—in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London—draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and hordes of weekend warriors raising money for their favorite charities or just hoping to check off “complete a marathon” on… »4/20/15 10:00am4/20/15 10:00am

Your Afternoon Sniffle: High School Runner Carries Rival to Finish Line

It's the sort of thing that's straight out of an episode of a show entirely too earnest for network TV: an Ohio high school track star, mere feet from finishing her second race at the state meet, sees a runner in front of her fall. But rather than pass her and speed to the finish line, she stops, picks up her… »6/06/12 4:45pm6/06/12 4:45pm

Shalane Flanagan, Mom Cheryl Have American Television Audience In Tears

Even though, as the New Yorker »8/18/08 12:20pm8/18/08 12:20pm's Anthony Lane this week, "what NBC chooses to broadcast is not the Olympic Games," we've got to work with what we've got. That goes for the footage of Friday's women's 10,000 meter race, which was won by Ethiopia's but focused primarily on the event's bronze medal winner, the U.S.A.'s…