Marathon

  • Modi, Milkha Singh flag off night marathon in Surat 23-02-2014 11:12 PM

    Ahmedabad: BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday flagged off 'Night Marathon' in Surat city. "Surat gets the credit for pioneering the concept of night marathon in Gujarat," Modi said. "The event has been organised to raise funds to install CCTV network in...
  • US to seek death penalty for accused Boston marathon bomber 31-01-2014 10:44 AM

    The United States will seek the death penalty for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with planting homemade explosives devices that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the government's chief prosecutor said on Thursday. US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement...
  • 61-year-old barefoot woman wins 3-km race at Baramati marathon 19-12-2013 02:27 PM

    Mumbai: Latha Bhagwan Kare, a 61-year-old grandmother, who works as a farm labourer, has won the 3-km race at Baramati marathon. Kare ran barefeet wearing a nauari (9 yard) saree. Kare is originally from Buldhana and migrated to Baramati for work. According to a BBC report, an elated Kare said,...
  • Jharkhand BJP leaders participate in Modi's 'Run for Unity' marathon 15-12-2013 11:23 PM

    BJP leaders and workers in Jharkhand on Sunday participated in the 'Run for Unity' marathon in Ranchi, to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. An initiative of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the run began from Albert Ekka Chowk here and was held simultaneously along with...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary 11-12-2013 09:54 AM

    Ace shooter and Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will lead a marathon - 'Run for Unity' - in Jaipur on December 15, the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The marathon will be inaugurated by BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Vadodara. The marathon, which would...
  • Wilson Kipsang smashes marathon record in Berlin win 29-09-2013 05:02 PM

    Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark...
  • Third friend of accused Boston bomber indicted for misleading probe 31-08-2013 02:22 AM

    A third college friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on charges he lied to federal investigators, the US Attorney General for Massachusetts said in a statement on Thursday. Robel Phillipos, 19, was one of the three people who removed a backpack full of fireworks and a...
  • Stephen Kiprotich wins men's marathon at World Championships 17-08-2013 07:47 PM

    Moscow: Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda pulled away late in the race and won the men's marathon gold medal on Saturday at the World Championships. Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia took the silver, 21 seconds behind Kiprotich's winning time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 51 seconds. Tadese...
  • 7-year-old Boston bomb survivor using prosthetic leg 16-08-2013 10:10 AM

    A 7-year-old girl who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings is learning to use a prosthetic leg as her family still mourns the death of her older brother in the April attack. The family of Jane Richard and the late 8-year-old Martin Richard said on...
  • Marathon for Uttarakhand victims in Bangalore today 11-08-2013 08:42 AM

    Hundreds of people, including expats and techies will run a 10 km marathon in Bangalore on Sunday to raise funds for the victims of disaster-hit Uttarakhand. "In addition to our 1,000 members, about 1,000 people have registered so far for the 10km run being held to raise funds and collect...
  • Tough to retain marathon title, says Edna Kiplagat 26-07-2013 11:28 PM

    Iten: Kenya's Edna Kiplagat said successfully defending her marathon title at next month's world championships in Moscow will be more difficult than her maiden win because as the holder she is the woman to beat. "Defending is hard," Kiplagat told Reuters in an interview at Iten, a small village in...
  • Video blog: Dr Shubham Pant on how to run a 5 km race 03-07-2013 02:36 PM

    Dr Shubham Pant gives some simple tips to run a five kilometer race. ...
  • Boston blasts suspect Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts 28-06-2013 09:19 AM

    Boston: The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been indicted on 30 counts. A Federal grand jury charged him with killing four people -- three spectators who died in the bombings and a police officer ambushed in his cruiser a few days later. Besides that, he...
  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber charged in four deaths 28-06-2013 02:17 AM

    Boston: A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on charges of killing four people in the largest mass-casualty attack on US soil since September 11, 2001. The 30-count indictment filed in Boston federal court charges the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen with setting off two homemade...
  • US: Bail denied to teen accused of Facebook terror post 25-05-2013 06:35 AM

    Boston: A judge denied bail on Friday to a Massachusetts teenager who was arrested on terrorism charges after posting lyrics on his Facebook page suggesting he could do worse than the Boston Marathon bombers. Cameron D'Ambrosio, an 18-year-old aspiring rapper from Methuen, about 30 miles (50 km) north of Boston,...
  • Man shot to death while questioned during Boston probe 23-05-2013 08:59 AM

    Orlando: A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities in central Florida on early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said. Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was fatally shot at his Orlando...
  • Officer shot in Boston Marathon showdown wants to work 20-05-2013 06:46 AM

    Boston: With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said on Sunday he's determined to return to duty. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard Donahue has been recovering alongside victims injured in the April 15, 2013 attack by...
  • Boston: Court rejects defence bid to photograph Dzhokhar 18-05-2013 07:15 AM

    Boston: A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who want to take periodic photos of him in prison. US Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler on Friday said the prison where Tsarnaev is housed has a policy against visitors bringing cameras. Tsarnaev's lawyers argued...
  • Boston Marathon runners to be given another chance to finish 17-05-2013 09:14 AM

    Boston: Thousands of runners whose Boston Marathon was cut short by the deadly bombings at the finish line will be invited back next year, the organizer of the world-famous race said on Thursday. The Boston Marathon attracts runners from the United States and all over the world who sometimes train...
  • 'Boston suspect left note in boat blaming US wars for attack' 16-05-2013 10:50 PM

    Boston: The lone-surviving Boston bombings suspect has claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attack in a note written on the wall of the boat he hid in, saying it was retribution for US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, left a note in the boat...
  • Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery 11-05-2013 07:35 AM

    Doswell: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground. The secret interment...
  • US: Bombing suspect's family struggles to find burial site 07-05-2013 06:38 AM

    Boston: The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept the remains. Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev, and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding the body. Despite a plea...
  • US: Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect's burial rites 06-05-2013 01:32 AM

    Worcester: The uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a gun battle with police arrived at a funeral home on Sunday to prepare his body for burial. Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md, and three other men met with Worcester funeral home director Peter Stefan. The men who...
  • Boston blasts: Jailed friend of bomber seeks release 05-05-2013 04:45 PM

    Boston: Lawyers for one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends, who was arrested and charged with aiding the Boston bombings suspect, have sought his release describing him as a "frightened and confused" teenager who did not deliberately lie to investigators. Robel Phillipos, a resident of Cambridge, is among Tsarnaev's three friends arrested...
  • After Boston blasts, US orders new visa reviews for arriving students 04-05-2013 10:59 AM

    Washington: The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the US has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings....
  • Investigators believe Boston bombs made at Tsarnaev's home 04-05-2013 06:52 AM

    Boston: Investigators believe Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, likely made the bombs they are suspected of setting off at last month's Boston Marathon in Tamerlan's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, law enforcement officials said on Friday. FBI agents have been questioning Tamerlan's wife, Katherine Russell, and other witnesses for...
  • Remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect claimed 03-05-2013 06:25 AM

    Boston: The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was the subject of a massive manhunt and died after a gunbattle with police, was claimed on Thursday. Department of Public Safety spokesman Terrel Harris said a funeral home retained by Tsarnaev's family picked up the 26-year-old's remains. He...
  • Boston suspect texted 'LoL' when warned by friend: FBI 02-05-2013 07:10 PM

    Boston: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspect, texted 'LOL' in a chilling response to a message from his friend who warned him that police was on the look out for him. When the alleged Boston Marathon bomber was told by one of his friends that he resembled...
  • Boston blasts: 3 arrested men charged with undermining probe 02-05-2013 03:50 AM

    Boston: US authorities on Wednesday charged three men with interfering with the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they hid fireworks and a backpack belonging to one of the suspected bombers as a manhunt was under way. The three, two students from Kazakhstan and a US citizen, were described...
  • Boston blasts: 3 more suspects in custody, say police 01-05-2013 09:50 PM

    Boston: Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings, city police said Wednesday. The police department made the announcement in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying more details would follow. Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca confirmed the tweet but referred all other questions to the FBI. Three...