Marathon

  • Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' supports an environmental marathon to spread 'go green' message May 22, 2014

    With just a day left for the release of the muchawaited Rajinikanth film 'Kochadaiiyaan', the makers decided to pioneer an environmental marathon that would include planting trees from Tirunelveli to Chennai as it propagates the "go green" message. 'Kochadaiiyaan' features the unique visual mastery of Photorealistic Performance Capture technology for...
  • After 2013 bombings, Boston Marathon under tight security April 21, 2014

    Boston: For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race. So many new people needed to...
  • Modi, Milkha Singh flag off night marathon in Surat February 23, 2014

    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 the city...
  • US to seek death penalty for accused Boston marathon bomber January 31, 2014

    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 that...
  • 61yearold barefoot woman wins 3km race at Baramati marathon December 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Latha Bhagwan Kare, a 61yearold grandmother, who works as a farm labourer, has won the 3km 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, "I...
  • Jharkhand BJP leaders participate in Modi's 'Run for Unity' marathon December 15, 2013

    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 similar...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary December 11, 2013

    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 be...
  • Wilson Kipsang smashes marathon record in Berlin win September 29, 2013

    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 31yearold Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set...
  • Third friend of accused Boston bomber indicted for misleading probe August 31, 2013

    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 laptop...
  • Stephen Kiprotich wins men's marathon at World Championships August 17, 2013

    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 Tola...
  • 7yearold Boston bomb survivor using prosthetic leg August 16, 2013

    A 7yearold 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 8yearold Martin Richard said on Thursday...
  • Marathon for Uttarakhand victims in Bangalore today August 11, 2013

    Hundreds of people, including expats and techies will run a 10 km marathon in Bangalore on Sunday to raise funds for the victims of disasterhit 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 household...
  • Tough to retain marathon title, says Edna Kiplagat July 26, 2013

    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 July 5, 2013

    Dr Shubham Pant gives some simple tips to run a five kilometer race. ...
  • Boston blasts suspect Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts June 28, 2013

    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 is...
  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber charged in four deaths June 28, 2013

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

    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 18yearold aspiring rapper from Methuen, about 30 miles (50 km) north of Boston, was...
  • Man shot to death while questioned during Boston probe May 23, 2013

    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 27yearold mixed martial arts fighter, was fatally shot at his Orlando townhouse...
  • Officer shot in Boston Marathon showdown wants to work May 20, 2013

    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 the...
  • Boston: Court rejects defence bid to photograph Dzhokhar May 18, 2013

    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 the...
  • Boston Marathon runners to be given another chance to finish May 17, 2013

    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 worldfamous 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' May 16, 2013

    Boston: The lonesurviving 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 May 11, 2013

    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 this...
  • US: Bombing suspect's family struggles to find burial site May 7, 2013

    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 from...
  • US: Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect's burial rites May 6, 2013

    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 accompanied...
  • Boston blasts: Jailed friend of bomber seeks release May 5, 2013

    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 May 4, 2013

    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. The...
  • Investigators believe Boston bombs made at Tsarnaev's home May 4, 2013

    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 days...
  • Remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect claimed May 3, 2013

    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 26yearold's remains. He had...
  • Boston suspect texted 'LoL' when warned by friend: FBI May 2, 2013

    Boston: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving Chechenorigin 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 one...