April 15, 2013 Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race. It's her second victory at Boston. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won on the men's side. It's his first victory at Boston.
November 4, 2012 Responding to a published profile of girls ages 12 and 10 who run long distances, commentator Barbara J. King considers the costs and benefits to children of intense participation in athletics. In an age when childhood obesity is a serious issue, can we help our kids find a right balance?
August 31, 2012 New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
June 7, 2012 Is barefoot running a healthy practice or only a fad based on simplistic views of the human past? Commentator Barbara J. King reads research by evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman, and comes away impressed by his brand of pro-barefoot evidence.
May 7, 2012 Endurance athletes sometimes say they're "addicted" to exercise, and research suggests that may not be an overstatement. "Our brains have been sort of rewired from an evolutionary sense to encourage these running and high aerobic-activity behaviors," one researcher says.
May 1, 2012 The sports world is brimming with talk about Lopez Lomong, the American runner who set a 2012 world best in the men's 5,000-meter race Sunday. Lomong ran the distance in 13 minutes and 11.63 seconds — but the race took a very unusual turn in its final laps.