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  • On race day, qualities over quantities

    A Christian Science perspective. How does the Boston Marathon bring spiritual qualities to light?

  • Boston Marathon: Defending champ now holds seat in Kenya's parliament

    Wesley Korir returns to defend his title in today's running of the 117th Boston Marathon, weeks after winning an election back in Kenya.  

  • Change Agent Len Stanmore mixes adventure with helping others

    He's about to set a world record by climbing the highest peaks on seven continents and crossing the four most inhospitable deserts. But when he added a charitable aspect to his quest he made it even more meaningful.

  • Olympic moms: 13 mothers compete for Team USA

    The “Celebrating Moms” series of commercials by Proctor & Gamble during Olympic coverage is a tear-jerking ode to sacrifices mothers make to support their kids’ athletic careers. But what about athletes who are mothers, themselves?Elite athlete moms have the same run-of-the-mill work/life balance as the rest of us. But these 13 Olympic moms do put parenting – both its challenges and rewards – in a new perspective.

  • Running With the Kenyans

    In a move that is alternately naive, courageous, and entertaining, British journalist Adharanand Finn transplants to Kenya to learn from the world's best runners.

  • Boston Marathon is a hot one, but is it the hottest marathon ever?

    Temperatures soared Monday during the 116th Boston Marathon. About 16 percent of registered runners didn't compete in this year's race, even as wheelchair athlete Josh Cassidy set a new world record. Kenyan runners took the top three spots in today's race.

  • Boston Marathon: The village in Kenya where the elite train

    Some Boston marathoners today will have trained at 8,000 feet above sea level in the Kenyan village of Iten. The big money in the sport has attracted younger athletes here.

  • Geoffrey Mutai wins Boston Marathon with fastest time in history

    Geoffrey Mutai wins Boston Marathon with fastest time in history

    Geoffrey Mutai, of Kenya, won the Boston Marathon on Monday with the fastest time in history, but an IAAF rule will keep it out of the record books.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/18

    Russian police academy female cadets march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russia celebrates the anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 9.

  • Boston Marathon: five historic moments

    Boston Marathon: five historic moments

    Monday's Boston Marathon was one for the record books. Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya ran the fastest marathon ever to win the men's division with a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, and 2 seconds. Kenya's Caroline Kilel beat American Desiree Davila by two seconds to win the women's division with a time of 2:22:36. Japanese Masazumi Soejima won the men's wheelchair division in a time of 1:18:50, with nine-time defending champion Ernst Van Dyke finishing third one second behind. Another Japanese, Wakako Tsuchida, won the women's wheelchair division. Here are five of the most memorable moments from the marathon's 115-year history.