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April 19, 2004 | By Ron Reid INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 108th running of the Boston Marathon starts shortly before noon today for a field exceeding 15,000, all united in fear and loathing for the implausible New England weather. Last night's forecast for hot weather undoubtedly delighted the half-million fans who will line the course and cheer the runners on their 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to the Boylston Street finish line in Boston. For the runners, however, a warm day is worrisome if it will be simmering in 84-degree heat, as predicted, when the field hits "Heartbreak Hill.
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April 21, 1997 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 101st Boston Marathon starts at noon today in rural Hopkinton, Mass., offering enough mystery to fill a library shelf of whodunits, a possible showdown between the forces of Kenya and Mexico, and maybe even $1 million to some unlikely American. That much and more is in the offing as as America's best-known road race begins its second century, winding 26.2 miles through human drama and the special miseries of Heartbreak Hill before concluding at the Boylston Street finish line.
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April 18, 2011 | Associated Press
BOSTON - For more than a century, runners at the start of the Boston Marathon have faced a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic and a dread that Heartbreak Hill will sap their strength. Long regarded as one of the world's toughest courses, Boston has spurned professional pacesetters while encouraging tactics that favor strategy over speed. But Kenyan Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot upended that mind-set last year, dashing from Hopkinton to Copley Square in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds to shatter the course record by 1:22.
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September 24, 1989 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
My wife and I want to attend the 1990 Boston Marathon. Do you know of any travel packages built around the event? We're especially interested in tickets for the viewing areas at the end of the race. Marathon Tours of Boston offers packages that include discounted air fare and accommodations at 11 hotels ranging in price from $60 to $150 per night. Most of the hotels are located near the race's end at the John Hancock Tower. The company also offers a $12 tour of the marathon course, and for next year's race, which will be on April 16, is considering adding other activities such as whale watching.
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April 18, 1988 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
The nation's oldest footrace will be contested for the 92d time today in what may be the most international Boston Marathon ever. Although $315,000 in prize money and two Mercedes-Benz automobiles comprise the booty of Boston, those rewards are hardly all the race has to offer this year. The Olympic Games are only five months away, and today's 26-mile, 385-yard endurance test will serve as the Olympic trial for three nations. Finland will pick its male and female Olympic marathoners off their performances today, while Kenya and Tanzania each will use the race to determine its men's marathoners.
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April 19, 1988 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
The one-day-old world marathon record remained intact, but there weren't any complainers among Boston's demanding sports fans. Not when the cheering Patriots Day crowds had just seen the greatest finish in the 92-year history of the Boston Marathon. After running shoulder to shoulder on the glistening wet roads for the last five miles yesterday, Kenya's Ibrahim Hussein outkicked Tanzania's Juma Ikangaa about 30 yards from the finish line to win in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 43 seconds.
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April 14, 1991 | By Christine Bahls, Special to The Inquirer
Roger Schell proudly points to the two photographs of himself that were taken two years apart. The one shot in May 1987 shows an overweight man sitting placidly on a front porch. His shoulders are slouched, his hair disheveled. Schell weighed 210 at the time. In July 1989, Schell, a teacher in the Pennsbury School District, was hardly the same man. At a svelte 160 pounds, Schell, in the other photo, stands proudly next to a friend as they shake hands. The two are dressed in running garb and are smiling at the camera.
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April 20, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Defending champion Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya will go for his fifth Boston Marathon title today, and Dire Tune of Ethiopia will try to repeat as the women's winner in the world's longest-running annual marathon. Ryan Hall and Kara Goucher are the top U.S. man and woman in their respective fields. Joining them at the Hopkinton, Mass., starting line will be more than 25,000 runners. College football Army football great Felix "Doc" Blanchard, the 1945 Heisman Trophy winner, died Saturday at age 84 at his home in Bulverde, Texas, his family said.
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April 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IF A PICTURE paints a thousand words, this was an American classic. A runner collapsed near the finish line of yesterday's Boston Marathon, not far from where the first bomb exploded last year. Wesley Lowery, a photographer for the Washington Post, tweeted pictures of what happened next. First one runner stopped to help. Then three more. Two lifted the exhausted runners by the legs, while the other two grabbed his arms. Together, the five crossed the finish line, prompting what Lowery called "the loudest cheer I've heard today.
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April 19, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Kim Lewullis and Nikki Watts have a lot of things in common. They live on the same block in the same style house in Collegeville. They both teach at the YMCA. They both have three children. This makes sense because they were born minutes apart. They're twins. They do one more thing together, too: They run. On Monday, they'll run their second Boston Marathon. "We try to do all of our long runs together," said Lewullis, 40, who is older by two minutes. "Knowing that we're in this together provides strength and just peace of mind.
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April 22, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
It was an image that raced through social media on Monday: Two runners carrying a third toward the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 2 #BostonMarathon runners assist a fellow runner towards the finish line... ������ pic.twitter.com/6HFrJDHuGi — Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) April 18, 2016 Ari Ofsevit, suffering from heatstroke, had collapsed about 100 yards from the end. Jim Driscoll, of West Philadelphia, and another runner, Mitch Kies, from Texas, lifted Ofsevit from the pavement and draped his arms over their shoulders.
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February 1, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
When he was captain of the track team at La Salle College, in the decade when the international four-minute mile was broken in 1954, Edward McCabe's best time as a miler was 4 minutes, 17 seconds, his family said. Mr. McCabe was prominent enough that in 1957, he competed in a 1,000-meter race at an invitational event at Madison Square Garden. But his family seemed proudest that in 1980, when he was 46, his racing history qualified him for the Boston Marathon. "He did not have a good race," his daughter, Mary McCabe, said, but he was legitimate enough that "he had run two marathons to qualify.
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January 16, 2016
By George Parry At last week's press conference following the attempted murder of Officer Jesse Hartnett, Police Commissioner Richard Ross discussed the motive for the attack. Under police questioning, suspect Edward Archer is reported to have said, "I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State and that's why I did what I did. " Ross further explained that Archer "believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran. " It was also disclosed that Archer, described by his imam as a devout Muslim, had traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and Egypt in 2012.
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December 23, 2015
ARKANSAS 3 killed, 7 injured in massive pileups Three people were killed and at least seven others injured in separate chain-reaction collisions involving more than a dozen vehicles on an interstate in southwestern Arkansas, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said the first wreck happened about 11:45 p.m. Monday on Interstate 49 near the town of Fouke. A tractor-trailer driving south slowed down and was rear-ended, causing a chain-reaction crash involving 10 vehicles, state police said.
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December 10, 2015
STU BYKOFSKY, the article you wrote yesterday is not only one of the best you have ever written, but is one of the best that I have read over the past several weeks regarding the changes that need to be made in this country. This country does profile certain groups. This country does need to have far greater surveillance of the Muslim communities, especially mosques, as noted below. France is now eavesdropping on mosques and have shut down three that they considered radical, as we should do. The sad thing is that this will not happen as long as we have an inept, incompetent, in-way-over-his-head president.
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December 7, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
WHEN NEWS BROKE on Wednesday of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Yasmine Mustafa recoiled in horror. Then, as usual, she texted one of her brothers. "I hope they're not Muslims," she wrote nervously. That's always Mustafa's worry when an act of horror unfolds like the one perpetrated last week by husband-and-wife monsters Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The couple mowed down 35 of Farook's colleagues at a Christmas banquet for the San Bernardino County Health Department, killing 14 of them.
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December 1, 2015 | By Linda George
I need someone like Fred Rogers to assuage the unfathomable evils existing in the world. Clad in his famed cardigan sweater and slippers, Mr. Rogers, of the award-winning Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood , represented stability in a society grappling with a multitude of ills. He once reassured his audience, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' " Despite the barrage of threatening pictures featuring masked men and women determined to kill others as well as themselves, those helpers exist - often at the risk of their own lives.
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November 24, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kristina Hanrahan crossed the finish line, she turned to her boyfriend, Brad Verrico, who met her at the last mile and ran alongside to cheer her on. She gave him a kiss. "I wanted to say thank you for all his support," said Hanrahan, 43, of Kennett Square. She hadn't seen anything yet. Verrico, 46, also of Kennett Square, spun her around. There was her family and his, holding a sign: "Kristina, will you marry me?" Down on his knee he went, ring in hand. She broke into tears.
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October 17, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER ARTS CRITIC
The timing is excellent. After the Fringe Festival stretched our theatrical awareness in disparate ways, the Wilma Theater now unveils a production of Antigone that brings together many modern theater techniques at the service of ancient, elemental storytelling in a pungent, fluid, possibly life-changing mixture. It's not for everybody, but theater representing such an uncompromising stance rarely is. The original Sophocles tale of a woman who refuses to let her disgraced, deceased brother go without a proper burial is a grid that can be placed upon countless avenues of modern life, and this production, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos, is at least covertly inspired by the Boston Marathon bombing.
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October 17, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When Jen Rhines built up her mileage training for the 2004 Olympic Marathon Trials, she kept running the same route over and over again: through Fairmount Park around the Schuylkill. When she lines up to run the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll half marathon on Oct. 31, she'll consider it a kind of homecoming. "This is exciting for me and I can't wait to get out there," she said. Rhines, 41, is bringing major running star power to what has been Philadelphia's largest half marathon.
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