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The 127th Boston Marathon.

‘It is such an electric experience’: Thousands converge for 127th Boston Marathon

By Olivia LeDuc, Assistant News Editor
April 19, 2023

Over 30,000 runners began the race in Hopkinton, running through sporadic rain and a blanket of fog in the 127th Boston Marathon on Monday. Hellen Obiri, 33, of Kenya, bolted across the finish line...

Boston Marathon runners rehydrate after finishing the race.

‘Boston is not a marathon to be trifled with’: 30,000 flocked to Monday’s race

By Bailey Allen and Adri Pray
April 21, 2022

Downtown Boston was transformed on Monday, as thousands of runners from across the world crossed the finish line of the 126th Boston Marathon—the first run to be held on Patriots’ Day since the onset...

Emerson graduate student Carlie Brainard is set to run this years Boston Marathon. Courtesy Carlie Brainard.

Emerson graduate student to run Boston Marathon

By Vivi Smilgius
February 24, 2022

When Emerson graduate student Carlie Brainard finished her undergraduate degree at Iona College last May, she decided it was time for a new challenge. “It’s as simple as one night, I decided I wanted...

Runners cross the Boston Marathons finish line at Copley Square.

‘It’s just a party’: Boston Marathon returns after 910 day absence

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
October 16, 2021

Family, friends, and spectators alike lined the twenty-six mile route of the Boston Marathon on Monday, yet another glimpse of normalcy as the city continues its recovery from the effects of the pandemic. Usually...

Simone Les 15 (center) will run in her third career marathon this April. Photo credit: Courtesy of Simone Les

Emerson alumna runs Boston Marathon for charity

By Victoria Rein
February 12, 2020

Simone Les ‘15 heard the explosions from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings while eating lunch on Newbury Street. "I was still fairly close and could hear the blasts," Les said in an interview over...

Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Editorial: Combating memories of tragedy with representations of strength

By Editorial Board
April 11, 2019

At Issue: Student involvement in Marathon Monday Our Take: Appreciate and honor the marathon   Trigger warning: This editorial addresses events that occurred at the 2013 Boston Marathon...

Brendan has raised over $10,000 for the Cam Neely Foundation, a foundation that helps provide support for cancer patients and their families. Photo by Anna Moon / Beacon Correspondent

Freshman fundraises to run Boston Marathon for brother with cancer

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
January 30, 2019

Freshman Brendan Beauregard will never forget how he spent the day on Sept. 15, 2017. Sitting in the living room of his family home in Medfield, Mass. texting his friends, he received a life-changing...

Senior Erin Jean Hussey runs for a reason

Senior Erin Jean Hussey runs for a reason

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
January 24, 2018

First time marathon runner and senior Erin Jean Hussey will tread over 26 miles through the streets of Boston to raise money and awareness for survivors of domestic, sexual, and dating violence.   “In...

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