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Before they can bask in glory, Boston Marathon runners on Monday will first bake in abnormally high temperatures -- so warm, in fact, that race organizers are taking several steps to warn participants and allow those concerned about the heat to instead run next year.

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Some urged to skip Boston Marathonupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 10:29:00

Race officials say runners wary of the heat are allowed to skip Monday's Boston Marathon. WBZ reports. Valerie Bertinelli: Sex with Fiancé Was Good 'Even When I Was Big'updated: Tue Jul 27 2010 13:08:00

"Tom likes me at any size. I'm lucky that way," says the Hot in Cleveland star Valerie Bertinelli 'Euphoric' After Finishing Boston Marathonupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 13:53:00

About to turn 50, the actress runs for charity and finds a "bliss" beyond even Champagne Brian Cazeneuve: Analyzing Ryan Hall's and Meb Keflezighi's strategies at Boston Marathonupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 13:33:00

The running world regained its familiar axis Monday as two African runners, Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya and Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia, won the men's and women's Boston Marathon in 2:05:52 and 2:26:11, respectively.

What does it take to make a big race run? A lot of doctorsupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 08:41:00

Forty years ago the competitor field for the Boston Marathon was small enough that doctors listened to every runner's heart before the race.

Forget Boston: Runners find alternatives to big raceupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 08:21:00

Among runners, it's a statement that awes: "I qualified for Boston." David Epstein: Keflezighi posts an historic win for a fallen friendupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 16:02:00

If you're 34-year-old Meb Keflezighi, what tribute could you possibly come up with that would be a fitting honor for your friend and training partner Ryan Shay, who collapsed and died in November 2007 during the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in New York City?

Kosgei to challenge Radcliffe in New Yorkupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 13:23:00

Paula Radcliffe will face a tough challenge from Salina Kosgei when she bids to clinch a third successive New York City Marathon title next month. Tim Layden: Boston Marathon tops Bucket Listupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 11:28:00

1. Boston Marathon I was once a good runner. Not Olympic/NCAA good, but better-than-most-road racers good. I ran 32:50 for 10K and 50:59 for 15K and several times tried training for a marathon, but on each occasion got injured. This was 25 years ago. Now I have arthritis in one knee and can't run much, so I ride a bike. I have covered many Boston Marathons, but never ran it. I wish I had. I wish I had just sucked it up, qualified, and run it once relatively slowly, even in the years long after my prime.

Ethiopia's Merga wins the Boston Marathonupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 09:58:00

Ethiopia's Deriba Merga forgot his Olympic disappointment when he won Monday's 113th Boston Marathon ahead of Kenyan Daniel Rono and Ryan Hall of America. Michael Farber: Bruins demand a ban for an eyeupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 17:24:00

The rate at the Marriott Copley in Boston on Wednesday and Thursday night was $100. When asked what it would be for Friday, the first night of Patriots Day Weekend, which includes the Boston Marathon, a helpful desk clerk said $399 -- with a straight face. Frank Deford: Remembering the great Paul Newmanupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 13:06:00

There's an old French expression: "An actress is more than a woman, and an actor is less than a man." No one ever thought of Paul Newman in those terms. In a way, men and women alike saw him more as an heroic athlete than a performing actor. David Epstein: Inaugural women's steeplechase is a landmark momentupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 08:53:00

BEIJING -- On Friday night, at around 8:30 in the Bird's Nest, women's running completed a protracted journey. That's when the first of three heats in the first women's Olympic 3,000-meter steeplechase began. When the gun went off, it meant that, with the exception of the 50k racewalk, every track and field event that is contested at the Olympics for men, is also contested for women.

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