Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today by a 12-member jury in Boston for his role in the horrific attack that killed four and injured hundreds. The 21-year-old will soon be the youngest person on federal death row. Courtroom analysts report it was Tsarnaev's lack of remorse that led the jury to reach their decision. [...]
When San Antonio resident Liza Hunter-Galvan crossed the line on Boylston Street in 2 hours and 46 minutes at the 2015 Boston Marathon she had no idea she was the first woman over 40 to finish. In fact, it wasn't until much later that Hunter-Galvan received the news that her effort would net $10,000 in prize money from the Boston Athletic Association (BAA).
Liza Hunter-Galvan, the 45-year-old mother of four from San Antonio, had never run the Boston Marathon before yesterday. But the former UTSA runner had one of her greatest races as she won the women's masters division of Boston with a time of 2:46:44 and will take home $10,000 in prize money.
An impressive 1,097 Texans are registered to run the Boston Marathon today, just shy of last year's record 1,142. The field features a stronger than usual top tier, including two female elite participants - 45-year-old Liza Hunter-Galvan and 36-year-old Andrea Duke - both of San Antonio.
That the Boston Marathon is the greatest race in the world is pretty much indisputable. Every runner in the world aspires to run Boston at least once. It’s the Holy Grail of marathoning and has been so since the very first one in 1897. This year, on April 20th –Patriots’ Day in Boston and other [...]
With only four weeks to go before the Boston Marathon, hordes of Boston-bound Austinites are doing their final long runs and obsessing about the weather. They aren't obsessing about what the the weather will be on Patriots' Day (April 20th) quite yet as much as worrying about how the record snowfall in New England might impact their race.
Nobody is suggesting that the Boston bartender who shoveled two feet of snow off the Boston Marathon finish line did something even remotely heroic, but his simple act was definitely cool and also suggested the reverence that the finish line
Registration for the 2015 running of the world's oldest continuous marathon--the Boston Marathon--got underway this morning. Registration is open in various waves. This morning registration is open for runners who have met their qualifying standard by 20 minutes or faster. On Wednesday, qualifiers who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or faster may [...]
Ed. Note - I wrote this article for austinfitmagazine.com, which you can view HERE. Additional text has been added from the original piece. -------- An estimated one million spectators lined the course, sometimes stacked as deep as four or five rows. Security agents with metal detectors wanded runners en route to the start line. Girls [...]
By now, the dust has settled on the 118th Boston Marathon and it can be stated that without a doubt, Boston pulled it off again with incredibly clarity and emotion. Yes, security was tight—there were checkpoints everywhere along the course—but the police were unobtrusive and efficient. And yes, it was warm out there on Patriots [...]
There is so much that can be written about yesterday’s Boston Marathon—the 118th edition—I’m not even sure where to begin. Should we discuss the first victory by an American since 1985? Surely the tactical race is worthy of something: Almost invariably, the one who goes out in front on the undulating Boston course gets plenty [...]
BOSTON—I don't know about you, but this is my favorite time of the year: Boston Marathon Week. I might hate the Red Sox, but love this town and can't imagine being anywhere else the third Monday in April. Since 1978, I've been coming here nearly every year for the marathon and nothing about it ever [...]
Earlier this week we posted an article looking at the number of Boston Marathon registrants in Austin per capita compared to the rest of the "Texas 4" (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio) in addition to a number of other cities across the US known for having a vibrant fitness community. This ruffled the feathers of some [...]
The Boston Marathon is around the corner which for many (over 200 runners from Austin, not counting the hundreds others spread across central Texas) is the high point of the year. It is the grandest event of them all, to those who know. We all put in great amounts of time and effort to prepare [...]
BOSTON—Winter still hasn't quite relaxed its grip back here, but the Charles River was absolutely shimmering in all its splendor on my run in the early morning sun. I love running up and down rivers (or, in our case, Lady Bird Lake), but going up and down the Charles is always special this time of [...]