One runner helps another cross the finish-line in the 2018 Boston Marathon. Photograph: Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports

This year’s Boston Marathon, with its horizontal rain and freezing temperatures, wasn’t just an ordeal unfolding amid some of the worst weather in dec(...)

Shalane Flanagan  crosses the finish line to win the women’s race of the New York City Marathon in Central Park in New York on Sunday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977, potentially ending(...)

Tyson Gay was one of 10 Americans to run sub-10 seconds in one night. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Tyson Gay found his road to the 100 metres final will not be an easy one at the US world championships trials on Thursday. Gay was among 10 Americans (...)

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombings. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/ Reuters.

Tens of thousands of runners, including some of the world’s best, and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Boston on Mo(...)