A Place For Stories Of Those Who Have Run From Hopkinton to Boston

Boston Marathon Stories

From BQ to Boylston: My First Boston

From BQ to Boylston:
My First Boston

Although they are all 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in length, no two initial trips from Hopkinton to Boston are exactly alike. We love to hear runners tell what made their initial race unique…

We Love Collecting Old Boston Stories

Although we love all Boston Stories, we are especially fond of tales of the early days. Before timing chips. Before prize money. Before the turn of the century…

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Boston Moments

We want to be a clearing house for Boston memories. Here are some of our favorite links, starting with Michelle Lewis's Official Music Video for "Run Run Run"

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Be a part of BostonLog! Whether you've run Boston once, or a dozen times or more, we want to invite you to join our project! Gather your thoughts and photos and let us hear from you.

About Us

We are runners whose love of the Boston Marathon spans a half century. BL had its beginning in 2013, 3/4 of a mile from the finish line on a tragic day when every runner had a story to tell.

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Warm Race; Secret Strategy

Running marathons, I never had a great day on a good course in good weather. Of my two fastest races, one was plagued by heat...

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Hundreds of Boston Stories...

"I can still see the eight year old's grubby fist opening as if in slow motion to reveal the offering he had for me: a single red grape..."
Unattractive race pictures or not, when I’m 88, I will look back upon these memories and remember when I was young, fit, and did hard stuff!
A man started yelling at me, "Come on... don’t stop NOW, you can Do this!" I remember thinking, "OK, this guy says I can do it, so I guess I better run!"
After a 39 year hiatus, I am back and still the USA’s good luck charm: Every single time I run the Boston Marathon, an American runner wins.
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125th Boston Marathon

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The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that if road races are allowed to take place as part of the Massachusetts reopening plan, the 125th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Boston Bibs Through the Years...