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The Runner Who Hid Her Gender to Be the First Woman in the Boston Marathon

When 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer bucked the Boston Marathon's rules in order to compete, a man tried to physically remove her from the race.
Bianca Betancourt
3.25.19
cheating

To Catch A Marathon Cheat

For serious runners, race day is sacred. That's why some go to great lengths to catch cheaters.
Aaron Gordon
1.25.17
Tottenham

VICE Sports World News Roundup: April 19, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
4.19.16
running

For Two Marathoners, "Boston Strong" Is More Than Just a Slogan

Matt Brown is a Parapalegic. Lucas Carr is an Army Ranger and firefighter. They've been running the Boston Marathon together for years.
James Murphy
4.18.16
running

When Bobbi Gibb Crashed the Boston Marathon and Blazed a Trail For Women

Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb had to sneak onto the Boston Marathon course in 1966, becoming the first woman to run the historic race. "But how can we prove that we can do something if we are not allowed to do it?" she says today.
Monica Prelle
4.14.16
News

Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Just Sentenced To Death

An appeal is likely, but the defense's argument that the 21-year-old was influenced by his older brother and expressed remorse for the 2013 attack did not sway the 12-member jury.
Allie Conti
5.15.15
News

A Jury Is Now Deciding Whether the Boston Bomber Should be Put to Death

Over the course of several days, 12 jurors will fill out a 24-page questionnaire that helps them determine whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lives or dies.
Allie Conti
5.13.15
News

The Boston Bomber Might Have Cried in Court on Monday

Reporters don't seem to be sure whether or not the convicted 21-year-old shed a single tear, but his life could depend on it.
Allie Conti
5.5.15
Photo

Revisiting the Sites of the Boston Marathon Bombing

After photographing this year's Boston Marathon, photographer Irina Rozkovsky was inspired to photograph the sites of the bombing two years ago, and the courthouse where Dzhokar Tsarnaev's trial is ongoing.
Irina Rozovsky
4.26.15
politics

Boston Police Set Up 'Drone Shields' Along the 2015 Marathon Route

Naturally, the plan flirted with net guns.
Shawn Musgrave
4.22.15
News

Why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Should Not Get the Death Penalty

A jury will have to decide whether the Boston Bomber deserves to die—but if they do, they'll be serving vengeance, not justice.
E.J. Graff
4.21.15
Sports

Consider the Lobster Roll: Straining for Meaning at Fenway Park and the Boston Marathon

What Fenway Park's infamous $29 lobster roll taught me about the commoditization of tragedy.
Luke O'Neil
4.20.15
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