2020 Democrats confronting debate over letting felons vote

2022 Campaign 04/24/19, 11:14

Democratic presidential contenders are facing a new debate over whether criminals in prison, even notorious ones like the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to win back their right to vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says they should and that voting is "inherent to our democracy — yes, even for terrible ...

When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Cherono was ready

Sports 04/16/19, 14:31

Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint.Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600 meters on Boylston shoulder-to-shoulder with two other runners. From there, it was a footrace."I've never run on the track before," ...

Update: Wheelchair race is off at wet Boston Marathon

Sports 04/15/19, 08:26

The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local):9:02 a.m.The wheelchair race is off at the Boston Marathon.Runners arrive at the athletes village prior to the start of the123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)First the men, then the women left Hopkinton on ...

Boston Marathon organizers prepare for another rainy race

Sports 04/12/19, 12:35

The Boston Marathon has announced several adjustments for the world's oldest annual marathon because of the stormy weather forecast.Organizers of the 123rd race are preparing for rain, strong winds and morning temperatures in the 30s on Monday, with the potential for windchills in the low 30s.There will be additional medical ...

How safe is running a marathon? Heart doctors say it depends

U.S. 04/11/19, 00:06

It was the death heard 'round the running world.In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn't mean ...

Boston Marathon to add para athlete divisions in 2020

Sports 04/08/19, 01:04

When Marko Cheseto lines up in Hopkinton for the start of the Boston Marathon next week, he will already be looking past the finish line, 26.2 miles away.It's next year, when organizers will christen three new para athlete divisions, that he will have a chance to claim something he covets ...

Joan Benoit Samuelson to run Boston Marathon again

Sports 03/15/19, 13:05

Joan Benoit Samuelson plans to run the Boston Marathon again.The Boston Athletic Association says the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the field on April 15.Benoit Samuelson was a 21-year-old Bowdoin College student in 1979 when she set an American marathon record and a new women's course ...

Boston Marathon survivor struck by car won’t run this year

Sports 02/08/19, 10:57

First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car. Yet Adrianne Haslet hasn't lost her nerve — or her resolve.The professional dancer told "CBS This Morning" on Friday she won't be able to run this year's race because she ...

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