Boston Marathon

You are browsing the archives of "Boston Marathon."

Yes They Did! Dick and Rick Hoyt Complete their 30th Boston Marathon

Yes They Did! Dick and Rick Hoyt Complete their 30th Boston Marathon Last Monday, the 116th Boston Marathon went down in history as one of the hottest Boston Marathons on record, with temperatures soaring into the upper 80s. The scorching sun slowed down nearly all the runners on the course. It forced some to the sidelines without finishing, and prompted others to opt out of this year’s race altogether. This was not the case for 71-year-old Dick Hoyt and his 50-year-old son Rick, whom Dick pushed for 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston ..read more

The Magic of Medals4Mettle

The Magic of Medals4Mettle Doctor donates Disney medal to disabled boy for bravery, courage Published in baystateparent magazine When Dr. Ken Abrams, a veterinary ophthalmologist from Rhode Island, completed his first marathon in 2009 —The Disney Marathon — it was magical. He crossed the finish line in 3:34:52, qualifying for Boston, and proudly accepted the Mickey Mouse finisher’s medal that was placed around his neck. The magic didn’t end there. Ken was inspired to donate his Disney medal to Medals4Mettle, an organization that facilitates ..read more

Beating the Bully and the Brat in Birmingham

Beating the Bully and the Brat in Birmingham Yesterday I skipped church and ran the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham instead. Yes, I said Birmingham, not Burlington. I had decided to travel to Alabama’s largest city to try to qualify for next year’s Boston Marathon by running 26.2 miles in 4:00 hours or better - my personal BQ (Boston Qualifier). I kept my qualifying quest a secret from most people, because  I knew it sounded crazy, and was afraid if I missed my goal it really would ..read more

Pools, Penguins, and Pasta in Paradise

Pools, Penguins, and Pasta in Paradise Last week, I flew down to Key West to spend a quiet weekend with my husband. I left behind four kids and four-degree weather in Boston. Our plan was to relax by the pool, soak up any precious sunshine that came our way, and pretty much do nothing. That all changed when I arrived at Key West, and decided to try to share a cab ride from the airport. Always the enterprising one, I spotted a woman and asked her if she ..read more