Boston Marathon

Kenyans sweep Chicago Marathon amid high security

Dennis Kimetto of Kenya (centre, yellow jersey) bides his time in the leading pack during the Chicago Marathon. Photo: Reuters

Dennis Kimetto and Rita Jeptoo led a Kenyan sweep in contrasting styles at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in a race staged amid heightened security after the Boston Marathon bombings in April which killed three people.

Monday, 14 October, 2013, 11:58am

Runners complete Boston Marathon cut short by bomb attack in April

Runners carry flags as they approach the finish line after completing the final mile of marathon, cut short last month. Photo: Reuters

Thousands of runners and supporters have taken to the streets of Boston to complete a marathon that many were forced to abandon last month after bombs exploded near the finish line.

27 May 2013 - 4:42am

Boston bomb suspect hospitalised in 'serious condition', under heavy guard

Fans hold up a US flag before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston. Photo: AP

People across the Boston area breathed easier the morning after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was pulled, wounded and bloody, from a tarp-covered boat in a Watertown backyard.

21 Apr 2013 - 10:25am

How they see it

People visit a make-shift memorial on Boylston Street. Photo: AFP

Boston remembers its pain. A commitment to rise to the occasion to remember all who suffered and lost their lives in times of strife, is written into the fabric of the city.

21 Apr 2013 - 4:56am

Boston University grieves for Lu Lingzi, Chinese student killed by bomb

A pair of running shoes, flowers and a university key chain were left in front of a memorial to Martin Luther King as a tribute to the killed student. Photo: EPA

Three Chinese friends from Boston University went to sample American life at the city’s ill-fated marathon. Lu Lingzi was killed, Zhou Danling was badly hurt and the third wonders how she survived unscathed.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Unity will defeat the extremists

Runners continue to run towards the finish line as an explosion erupts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Photo: Reuters

The twisted mind of the perpetrator of the attack on Boston's marathon is impossible to fathom. No matter what their grievance or message, who could believe that harming children, fun-runners, athletes and spectators was an accomplishment? Yet the bombs were timed to cause the maximum loss of life, without regard for who was caught in the blasts, all in the name of making a point for which none of us will now ever care. There will never be sympathy for people who commit such acts, no matter how justified they may seem to themselves; there will only be unity against their extreme ways.

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am 1 comment