In Tom Derderian’s magisterial book, the Boston Marathon: The History of the World’s Premier Running Event, he describes the 1990 Boston Marathon thusly. /When 1988 Olympic marathon… Read more “KIPCHOGE UNSURE WHY HIS LEG GAVE OUT IN BOSTON”
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PRE-BOSTON 2023 – A HISTORY LESSON
Coming into the 1996 Boston Marathon, history draped the centennial of the grand race like the bunting atop the finish line structure. That Patriot’s Day, a record… Read more “PRE-BOSTON 2023 – A HISTORY LESSON”
THE GOAT ANNOUNCED FOR BOSTON
So, it’s finally happening. The marathon GOAT, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, is coming to Boston for Patriots Day 2023. Today (1 Dec. 2022), the BAA and Kipchoge… Read more “THE GOAT ANNOUNCED FOR BOSTON”
BERLIN 2017: IS PAST STILL PROLOGUE?
In the past, it was the pure strength men, or those who couldn’t quite finish fast enough on the Olympic track to earn medals, who sought solace… Read more “BERLIN 2017: IS PAST STILL PROLOGUE?”