See how Saginaw-area runners fared at Boston Marathon
The wife-husband team of Elizabeth and Ryan Bigelow led Saginaw-area runners in the 126th Boston Marathon Monday. The two 36-year-old runners from Mount Pleasant cleared the 3-hour mark with ease, with Elizabeth Bigelow leading all Saginaw-area runners with a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes and 12 seconds to finish 34th in the women’s division. Ryan Bigelow, 36, was right behind at 2:45.33, 848th in the men’s race. Eric Nye, 33, of Freeland, and William Schuette, 26, of Midland, also broke the 3-hour mark. Other Saginaw-area runners:Maggie Rettelle, 49, Midland 3:05.40Peter Kroon, 36, Midland 3:06.53Spencer Waldmann, 23, Midland 3:08.43Sara Keough, 45, Saginaw 3:26.09Rebecca Yurgens, 27, St. Charles 3:42.35William Pritchett, 59, Midland 3:44.17Linda Humpert, 50, Reese, 3:50:26Francis Szostak, 56, Saginaw 4:00.02Jerry Canze, 57, Midland 4:21:55mlive.com
Teacher hears cheers from middle school hallway to Boston Marathon finish line
Kim Kaleto dashed to the finish line to the roar of Boston Marathon fans lining Boylston Street. But if you keep trying, you will get there.”Seventh grade English teacher Kim Kaleto gets a sendoff from Clare Middle School students as she departs for the Boston Marathon. When she ran a personal-best time of 3:29 in the Glass City Marathon in Toledo last April, she had qualified for the granddaddy of them all. And when she crossed the finish line on Boylston Street, the crowd was cheering for Clare Middle School’s most famous teacher of the week. It was everything I expected and more.”A group of Great Lakes Bay area runners pose prior to running in the 126th annual Boston Marathon.mlive.com
Michigan women lead way for state in Boston Marathon
A pair of Michigan woman led the way for the state in the 126th Boston Marathon Monday. Monicah Ngige, a Kenyan who lives in Lansing, took fifth in the women’s race, finishing in 2 hours, 22 minutes and 13 seconds. Scott Fauble from Arizona was the top United States finisher, taking seventh in the men’s race in 2:08:52. For a complete list of Michigan runners, click on the Michigan Boston Marathon link. To find results for runners, click on the Boston Marathon results link.mlive.com
See Saginaw-area runners in the 2022 Boston Marathon
Fourteen Saginaw-area runners will compete Monday in the 126th Boston Marathon, with the first competitors starting at 9:05 a.m. The women’s wheelchair race is at 9:05 a.m., followed by handcycle and duo participants. The professional men and women follow, with the para-athletics division at 9:50 a.m. The rest of the runners start in Waves, with Wave 1 at 10 a.m., Wave 2 at 10:25 a.m., Wave 3 at 10:50 a.m. and Wave 4 at 11:15 a.m.Saginaw-area runners, with Wave schedule:Elizabeth Bigelow, 36, Mount Pleasant, Wave 1Ryan Bigelow, 36, Mount Pleasant, Wave 1Jerry Canze, 57, Midland, Wave 2Linda Humpert, 50, Reese, Wave 3Sara Keough, 45, Saginaw, Wave 3Peter Kroon, 36, Midland, Wave 1Jason Lafave, 47, Sanford, Wave 1Eric Nye, 33, Freeland, Wave 1William Pritchett, 59, Midland, Wave 1Maggie Rettelle, 49, Midland, Wave 2William Schuette, 26, Midland, Wave 1Francis Szostak, 56, Saginaw, Wave 3Spencer Waldmann, 23, Midland, Wave 1Rebecca Yurgens, 27, St. Charles, Wave 2mlive.com
2022 Boston Marathon (4/18/22) | How to Watch, Start Time, Preview
Watch the Boston Marathon on FuboTV (7-day free trial)The event that first ran back in 1897 has been a staple of Patriot’s day for well over a century. It was originally created in a response to the success of the marathon race during the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens the year prior. She comes in with some momentum as well, as she won the New York City Marathon just a few months ago. On the men’s side, it is hard to look past reigning Boston Marathon champion Benson Kipruto. The Kenyan ran the race in 2:09:51 last year, with his best marathon run clocking in at 2:05:15.mlive.com
Boston Marathon bomber again tries to avoid execution
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is again trying to avoid execution, asking the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider four constitutional claims not taken up when his death sentence appeal went to the Supreme Court last month. Tsarnaev's attorneys in a filing Thursday said the trial court “improperly forced” their client to stand trial in Boston; violated his constitutional rights by denying his challenges to two jurors accused of lying during questioning; dismissed a potential juror because of that person's opposition to the death penalty; and allowed the admission as evidence of what they called Tsarnaev’s “coerced confession.”news.yahoo.com
Boston Marathon bomber ordered to return $1,400 coronavirus relief payment to victims for restitution
Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been ordered by prosecutors to return a $1,400 COVID relief payment he received last summer along with other money he has received, according to a court filing Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Boston Marathon to runners: Don’t kiss strangers along the route because of COVID
The Boston Marathon recently announced new COVID-19 policies, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test from participants and with masking in certain environments. The Boston Marathon specifically recommended “refraining from kissing a stranger around the halfway mark of the Boston Marathon,” referencing a Wellesley College tradition that gained momentum in the 1970s. In 2019, freshman at Wellesley College Mackenzie Jordan told MassLive she collected 30 kisses while motivating runners along the “scream tunnel” in front of the college. Students at Wellesley College cheered on the runners of the Boston Marathon with shouts, signs and kisses. The Boston Marathon will take place on Oct. 11 this year.mlive.com
Supreme Court to decide whether death penalty should be reinstated for Boston Marathon bomber
The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether the death penalty can be reinstated for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of plotting along with his older brother the 2013 bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding hundreds. The case was appealed by the Justice Department in October, while former President Donald Trump was still in office. It will pose a test to President Joe Biden's commitment to ending the federal death penalty, which Trump resumed after a nearly two-decade pause. Civil rights groups have pushed Biden to order Justice Department prosecutors to stop seeking the penalty. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said at a press briefing later on Monday that she did not have any updates on death penalty policy.cnbc.com
Court could reimpose Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence
The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment. The case wont be heard until the fall, and its unclear how the new administration will approach Tsarnaevs case. The initial prosecution and decision to seek a death sentence was made by the Obama administration, in which Biden served as vice president. AdBiden has pledged to seek an end to the federal death penalty, but he has said nothing about how he plans to do so. Even if the court were to reinstate the death sentence, nothing would force Biden to schedule an execution date.
Supreme Court Could Reinstate Boston Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence
WASHINGTON (AP) — On Monday, The Supreme Court said it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment. The case won’t be heard until the fall, and it’s unclear how the new administration will approach Tsarnaev’s case. The initial prosecution and decision to seek a death sentence was made by the Obama administration, in which Biden served as vice president. Biden has pledged to seek an end to the federal death penalty, but he has said nothing about how he plans to do so. Even if the court were to reinstate the death sentence, nothing would force Biden to schedule an execution date.detroit.cbslocal.com
Iconic Boston Marathon runner Dick Hoyt has died at 80
Iconic Boston Marathon runner Dick Hoyt died Wednesday at the age of 80. Hoyt first ran the Boston Marathon in 1980 while pushing his son, Rick, in a wheelchair. He was remembered fondly by Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, a longtime friend. That nothing was going to take them down, and they showed that for the last 40 years," McGillivray told CBS Boston. He did what he did because Rick inspired him to do it," Russ Hoyt told CBS Boston.cbsnews.com
Boston Marathon plan to hand out 70,000 medals roils runners
FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, runners head down the stretch to the finish line in the 121st Boston Marathon in Boston. “A virtual Boston race that invites everyone is a reason to celebrate,” said Maria Arana, a marathoner and coach in Phoenix. It also comes as the Boston Marathon and other big-city races are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic and looking for creative ways to keep runners engaged online. Grilk said the in-person race, if it comes off as scheduled on Oct. 11, will have a reduced field to help keep athletes and spectators safe. It's not the same as the actual Boston Marathon, and it doesn't devalue” the experience of those who meet strict qualifying standards for a chance to line up in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Pandemic help wanted: Fast food managers, road race experts
Event organizers and other unconventional logistics experts are using their skills to help the nation vaccinate as many people against COVID-19 as possible. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)A year into the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are painfully aware that overcoming the scourge is a marathon, not a sprint. The race director of the Boston Marathon, which is on hold until fall, has been tapped by the state of Massachusetts to run mass vaccination operations at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park. In California, Disneyland — hit hard by the global health crisis — is hosting a mass vaccination effort, as is Six Flags Magic Mountain, about 60 miles north. Philadelphia officials chose a 22-year-old Drexel University graduate student in psychology to help get a mass vaccination site up and running quickly.
Long road to normalcy: Virtual village connects marathoners
FILE - In this April 18, 2011, file photo, runners gather at the athletes village prior to the 115th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. Organizers of the marathon, postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, have launched a virtual Athletes' Village in 2020 to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)BOSTON – Organizers of the Boston Marathon — postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic — have launched a virtual Athletes’ Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. The virtual village, launched Jan. 5, is a far cry from the bucket-list magic and mystique of the real Athletes’ Village in a schoolyard near the start line in Hopkinton. “Joining the virtual village was a no-brainer for me,” Bruynell said.
Boston Marathon bomber sues over baseball cap, showers in prison
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has sued the federal government for $250,000 over his treatment at the Colorado prison where he is serving a life sentence. Handout, Getty ImagesHe cites the confiscation of a white baseball cap and bandana that he bought at the prison commissary and a limit of three showers per week, the Boston Herald reported. His treatment at the supermax Federal Correctional Complex Florence is contributing to his "mental and physical decline," he says in the lawsuit. Tsarnaev is serving his sentence at the maximum-security "Supermax" facility in a remote mountainous region south of Denver. Travis Dusenbury told the Marshall Project he was imprisoned at ADX Florence for 10 years after assaulting a correctional officer at a federal prison in Florida in 2005.cbsnews.com
Boston mayor encourages residents to get tested for COVID-19
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Thursday the city is launching a new program called "Get The Test Boston" that encourages every resident to take a coronavirus test with cases rising in the city. Walsh said City of Boston employees will be offered one paid hour every 14 days to get tested during their normal work hours. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox"I'm asking everyone to commit to getting tested for COVID-19," Walsh said. The City of Boston offers free testing at sites in Nubian Square in Roxbury and East Boston's Central Square. The Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday that the 2021 Boston Marathon has been postponed until at least next fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.cbsnews.com
Boston Marathon postponed until at least fall 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
The 2021 Boston Marathon has been postponed until at least the fall of next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Wednesday. The organization said it will begin working with city and state officials, sponsors, organizing committee members and other stakeholders to determine if a fall 2021 date is feasible. The association and its partners will work to figure out under what conditions the next live, in-person Boston Marathon can be held, the organization said. “By shifting our focus to a fall date, we can continue to work with stakeholders to adjust the in-person experience for runners and supporters alike. “We are optimistic that the Boston Marathon will continue its tradition of celebrating the spirit of community and athletic excellence next fall.mlive.com
2021 Boston Marathon postponed at least until the fall
FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, the elite men break from the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. Next years Boston Marathon has been postponed. "We are unable to host the Boston Marathon this coming April,” BAA CEO Tom Grilk said in a statement. Organizers said they hope to work with state and local officials to “determine if a fall 2021 date is feasible.” The BAA said it hopes to select a fall date by the end of the year. The 2020 Boston Marathon was originally postponed from April to September, but it was canceled outright two months later — the first time since 1897 that there was no in-person Boston Marathon of any sort.
Metro Detroit runners to participate in 2020 virtual Boston Marathon
Alex Beired trained for the Boston Marathon, only to have to run it in his own backyard when he qualified. That’s the reality of the 124th Boston Marathon, which went virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sept. 11, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 110,832; Death toll now at 6,578Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is a big deal. “I’m still looking forward for that real, real marathon in Boston next year,” Beired said. “I’ll use the virtual race to to prove myself and see how fast I can do it.”
Ready, set, go! Virtual Boston Marathon is about to be run
A weeklong TV special and the new mobile app will showcase their stories as they go the distance on their own. Amazon and WBZ-TV are teaming up on a Boston Marathon Live broadcast that will be aired nightly starting Monday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 13. One advantage to the virtual marathon: Runners can pick a day where the weather suits them, rather than get stuck racing in withering heat or pouring rain. RC Malden, a suburban Boston running club, alluded to that Friday in a tweet: Running a marathon is hard. A virtual Boston Marathon Expo also will be held, featuring sessions with running legends, coaches, dietitians and wellness professionals.
Prospect of 2nd Boston Marathon bomber trial brings anguish
But President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that the federal government must again seek the Death Penalty in a do-over of that chapter of the original trial." Yet, victims and their family members have long been divided over the death penalty for Tsarnaev. Others infuriated by the appeals court's decision say they are prepared to face Tsarnaev in court again, if need be. Liz Norden, whose two sons who each lost a leg, also hopes prosecutors continue to go after the death penalty. "I just think if we dont follow through with the death penalty in this type of crime, what would fit it?"
Ruling renews fairness debate in Boston Marathon bomber case
A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Friday, July 31, 2020, saying the judge who oversaw the case didn't adequately screen jurors for potential biases. When it comes to death penalty cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has been much more pro-prosecution than many of the circuit courts, said Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. Should Friday's ruling stand, attention will shift to whether an impartial jury can be impaneled in a city still traumatized by the 2013 attack. Tsarnaev's defense team may renew its request to transfer the case out of Boston, where they have long contended public opinion is immutably slanted. Everybody in the community understands where Boston Strong came from, Dunham said.
Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history
BOSTON The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. While we cannot bring the world to Boston in September, we plan to bring Boston to the world for a historic 124th Boston Marathon," said Tom Grilk, the CEO of the Boston Athletic Association. The Boston Athletic Association and marathon runners also raise about $40 million for charity. Thats not the Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon is for everyone.The 2021 Boston Marathon is scheduled for April 19 and the 125th anniversary edition is scheduled for April 18, 2022.