2:45 p.m. (EST): The Boston Police Department has announced that "there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack." Investigations are ongoing.
2:35 p.m.: CNN is retracting their previous report that an arrest has been made in the Boston Marathon bombings. Other sources are reporting that officials are close to identifying a suspect after reviewing area surveillance video, but no arr
Three people were killed and more than 100 injured on Monday afternoon when two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Rescue organizations have gathered to help and at the the tragic scene, but how can you help?
The Huffington Post has put together a helpful list of ways:
Temperatures at the 116th running of the Boston Marathon reached the mid 80's today, and made for tough going for everybody. Flushing's Mark Bauman, 62, finished his 43rd consecutive Boston Marathon in a time of 6:27:18. It was by far his slowest time, but even the Kenyan runners were slowed by the heat.
Richard Nixon was still President when Mark Bauman ran his first Boston Marathon. The 62-year old from Flushing will toe the starting line in Hopkinton, Massachusetts for the 43rd time on Monday, April 16th. Bauman ran his first Boston marathon in 1970 as a 20-year old college student.
Stu Allen is our resident runner here at Cars 108. Stu has run the Boston Marathon, and even a grueling 100 mile run last year. I'll bet even Stu is amazed at the time of this years winner! Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds, the fastest 26.2 miles in history.
But, alas, there's a catch: Even though Mutai beat the previous record by
Less than one tenth of one percent of the U.S. population has ever finished a marathon (26.2 miles). Less than 8 percent of that group has met the qualifying standards to compete in the Boston Marathon. Here is a list of local people that are running the 2011 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18th: