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Boston Marathon: Victory by American 'was very necessary'

Boston Marathon: Victory by American 'was very necessary'

BOSTON — Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. Tatyana McFadden was 6 and sickly when an American woman adopted her from a Russian orphanage.

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Recovering couple finish Boston Marathon together

Recovering couple finish Boston Marathon together

Newlyweds who each lost a leg in last year’s bombing completed the Boston Marathon together this year, riding handcycles for the 26.2-mile course.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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No. 46 tie: "St. Elsewhere"

No. 46 tie: "St. Elsewhere"

No. 46 tie: "St. Elsewhere" --  Washington left, who portrayed Dr. Chandler on NBC's "St. Elsewhere," keeps an eye on Olympian Alberto Salazer, who portrayed himself, during taping Aug. 24, 1984 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for an upcoming episode. (AP Photo/Lennox Mclendon)

June 10, 2013 8:54 pm

Lawyer for Tucson shooter to represent Boston Marathon suspect

BOSTON — Judy Clarke, the prominent death penalty lawyer who represented Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner, is joining the team representing the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 29, 2013 3:17 pm
Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia breaks the finish-tape after a three-way sprint down Boylston Street.

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Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Rita Jeptoo and Lelisa Desisa pose at the finish line after winning the women's and men's divisions.

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Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

BOSTON - About three hours after Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo crossed the line to win the Boston Marathon titles, two bomb blasts near the finish shattered the post-race euphoria of what had been an uneventful 117th edition of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.

April 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ben Kirkby Arizona Daily Star

April 14, 2013 10:30 pm
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Ben Kirkby Arizona Daily Star

April 14, 2013 10:13 pm

Tucson Marathon: Three things about the race

The Tucson Marathon is known for its fast course and moderate winter temperatures.

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Tucson theaters hosting 'Twilight' marathons

See all five films at several theaters.

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Patrick Finley: Easy smile masks Abdirahman's drive to succeed

Patrick Finley: Easy smile masks Abdirahman's drive to succeed

I knew Abdi Abdirahman was smiling, because, well, he's always smiling.

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Patrick Finley: Easy smile masks Abdirahman's drive to succeed

Patrick Finley: Easy smile masks Abdirahman's drive to succeed

Abdi Abdirahman, seen here winning the 10,000-meter run at the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials, qualified for this year's Olympics in the marathon.

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Patrick Finley: Runner goes the distance for music

Patrick Finley: Runner goes the distance for music

Before you ask, the Barefoot Marathoner wears shoes when he's singing. The past few weeks, he's been more concerned with his arms than his legs, anyway. Holding the microphone while he dances has proven problematic.

August 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Boston Marathon: Kenyans again rule race, but heat dominates day

Boston Marathon: Kenyans again rule race, but heat dominates day

The Kenyan domination of America's most famous marathon continued as Wesley Korir, left, won the men's race and Sharon Cherop took the fiercely contested women's title.

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Boston Marathon: Kenyans again rule race, but heat dominates day

Boston Marathon: Kenyans again rule race, but heat dominates day

BOSTON - Trailing the leaders by 200 yards when the Boston Marathon slogged through Heartbreak Hill, Wesley Korir passed them one by one until he took the lead on his way out of Kenmore Square.

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Boston Marathon: Hot wheels on a hot day

Boston Marathon: Hot wheels on a hot day

With about 800 meters left in Monday's Boston Marathon, Shirley Reilly made her move. The 26-year-old Tucsonan passed Wakako Tsuchida, the five-time Boston Marathon women's wheelchair champion.

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Boston Marathon: Hot wheels on a hot day

Boston Marathon: Hot wheels on a hot day

Shirley Reilly said that, uncharacteristically, she cried as she met her parents, Kevin and Dora, after the race. "I'm kind of embarrassed about that. … I'm not really the emotional type."

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Tucsonan running Boston Marathon for cancer charity today

What started last year as a tribute to her late brother, a thank-you to the hospital that extended his life by years, was cruelly compounded in the past 12 months.

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