Posts Tagged Women’s track and field

From Marathon Meb to the ‘beacon’ of Beacon St

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates his victory with an American flag after the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — 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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1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

Edward Lychik, of Tacoma, Wash., runs past cheering Wellesley College students during the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Wellesley, Mass. Lychik ran for Team MR8, a charitable foundation in honor of Martin Richard, who died in last year's bombing. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

BOSTON (AP) — Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.

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American McFadden wins Boston wheelchair division

Tatyana McFadden, of the United States, displays her trophy after winning the women's wheelchair division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Tatyana McFadden of the United States has won the women’s wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon on her 25th birthday. It was the second straight year she won the race.

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Rita Jeptoo successfully defends Boston Marathon women’s title, becomes 7th 3-time winner

BOSTON (AP) — Rita Jeptoo successfully defends Boston Marathon women’s title, becomes 7th 3-time winner.

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Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

In this April 15, 2013, file photo, Shalane Flanagan approaches the finish line to finish fourth in the women's division of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Flanagan is more determined than ever to win the race for her battered hometown. The Marblehead, Mass., native would be the first American winner since 1985. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.

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