Billy Mills
“Wings of an Eagle”

“Wings of an Eagle”

Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills recalls winning the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics in one of the greatest upsets in sports history. Mills, an Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, was the second American Indian to win an Olympic gold medal and … Continue reading

Boston Marathon
2013 Marathon Winner on Fighting for First Place


Lelisa Debisa, the winner of the 2013 Boston Marathon, describes what was going through his mind during the final stretch of the marathon and shares his thoughts on his successful race performance. Debisa’s interview on April 15th happened more than two hours before the first cooker pressure bomb went off … Continue reading

Boston Marathon Bombings
[Text] As Though Running 25 Miles Was Not Hard Enough


Author: Jennifer Dranoff Marathon Monday: The energy that comes from the starting Village at Hopkinton is infectious and indescribable. Excitement. Anxiety. Every runner doing their pre-race rituals, whether that is carefully preparing an unusual breakfast that is certain to keep them going, taking a nap, saying a prayer, or going to … Continue reading

Boston Marathon Bombings
[Text] A Day in the Life – April 15

This is a picture of me relaxing in Boston Commons following the 2012 Boston Marathon, run under extremely hot conditions compared to nearly perfect weather of the 2013 race.

It was an otherwise perfect day for running the Boston Marathon–my eighth, a race I first ran in 1987. I ran the first 13 miles with two friends from my home town–Holly and Mike. Both of them were running their first Boston. Despite likely running in scores of the same … Continue reading

Boston Marathon Bombings
[Image] Before It All Happened, It Was a Beautiful Day

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I took this image at 2:19pm April 15th 2013, 30 minutes before the 1st bomb exploded just behind me at the Marathon Sports store. I was standing much closer to the explosion’s site earlier, but a craving for some ice cream on that beautiful day (that’s how it started out) … Continue reading