Larry Trachtenberg and Jim Isenberg dreamed of running the 50th version of the race they finished back in 1970. A life-altering accident foiled the plan.
Monday's race strayed from tradition in a few ways: It was the first in-person Boston Marathon since April 2019 and the first to take place in the fall. It also coincided with Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Due to COVID-19 postponements, the races known collectively as the World Marathon Majors, are all scheduled from Sept. 26 to Nov.7. It's an unprecedented crunch for both runners and wheelchair racers.
Most big city marathons were called off last year. Now that pandemic restrictions have eased, major marathons are planned for later in 2021 in cities including New York, Boston and Chicago.
A three-judge panel sends Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case back to a lower court for resentencing, saying the jury that sentenced him to death had not been adequately vetted.
Cornwall's has been a Kenmore Square mainstay for more than four decades. Now it's preparing to reopen — and to reinvent itself for survival during the pandemic.