Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Find out how your friends and neighbors fared during yesterday's hot 26.2 miles.
Weston runners took the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square in Boston yesterday during the 2012 Boston Marathon. Below are the results. Are you a family member or friend of one of these runners? Upload a photo of him or her to our gallery at right. Congrats Weston runners!
Monday, April 16, 2012
The special edition PatchCast recaps images and outcomes of the 116th Boston Marathon.
This special edition PatchCast features images and information provided by Patch sites from throughout the region and all along the Boston Marathon route.
After 26.2 grueling miles came, finally, the finish line.
The finish line. Whether getting there at all or getting there in your personal best time was your goal, it is sweet to cross it. For spectators, it's also sweet to see all that hard work, determination and pain pay off for the women and men who crossed it. Here are some of the photos we snapped at the finish line. Please add yours!
Families and friends of athletes from around the world descend on Boston for the marathon, and plenty of them brought signs to cheer their runner on.
Creative or inspiring signs are a stape of the Marathon. Here are a few of the best ones we saw. Please add photos of others you saw or made!
With temps rising to 85 degrees, runners and spectators did whatever they could to shake off the heat.
Heat was a big challenge for this year's Marathoners and even for spectators. Here are some pics that show how runners and viewers dealt with the heat. If you got your own pic that screams "It's hot!" please add them to the gallery.
Not everyone was dressed for maximum velocity at the Boston Marathon.
For most runners, clothing is pretty simple and utilitarian. But for spectators (and some runners), Marathon day was for fashion. Did you gets some snaps of wild outfits? Please share them!
Let Patch help you keep up with the progress of local runners in today's race.
Welcome to Patch.com's live blog for the 2012 Boston Marathon. We'll keep you updated with live reports from our trusted editors from various parts of the route, photos, and posts from Facebook and Twitter. If you plan on being along the route, you can upload your own photos or video here on Patch. Tell what you're observing and help us report what's going on along the route.
Which of your neighbors are running?
The Boston Marathon kicks off this morning, for those who aren't bowing out due to the expected high heat. Want to know which Weston residents are signed up to run the race? See ouor list below, and if you are a runner, or a friend or family member of a runner, make sure to update us on how the race went. Runner information courtesy baa.org.
Boston Marathon, tax deadline day and more.
1. Have you heard the weather forecast for today? Sunny and temperatures could be near 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. I don't envy runners in the... 2. ... Boston Marathon. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. for those who are mobility impaired, follwed by the wheelchair racers at 9:17 a.m., according to baa.org. The elite women start at 9:32, followed by the elite men at 10 a.m. Wave 1 starts at 10 a.m., followed by wave 2 at 10:20 a.m. and Wave 3 at 10:40 a.m. 3. Check with Patch throughout the day for photos of runners and spectators along the race course. We've also got a list of Weston residents running the race, and a live blog of news along the race course, from Hopkinton to Boston. Good luck runners! 4. Those of …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Inexperienced marathoners are warned not to run on Monday.
Runners scheduled to run the Boston Marathon on Monday have been advised to do so with caution. Because of the expected high temperatures of nearly 90 degrees on Monday, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) issued an email statement on Saturday morning which offered a deferment to any official runner who would like to postpone his or her participation until 2013. “This applies to official entrants only who either have claimed or will claim their bib number packet at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo through Sunday evening at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston,” the statement read. "Runners must claim their bib number for deferment to be an option.” The medical co-directors of the marathon, Dr. Pierre d’Hemecourt and Dr. …