The Weekly Burn: Boston Marathon Edition

The Weekly Burn

We spend a lot of time scouring the web to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)

The Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of the sport for runners. After last year’s tragedy, all eyes will be on Heartbreak Hill this year — ours included. Here’s what to know about this year’s race, whether you’re hoofing it to Hopkinton or streaming from your computer.

Boston Marathon Edition

 Boston Marathon - Boston MagazineNearly half the race field this year will be women, but it wasn’t always that way. In 1972, there were just nine females who entered. (Boston Magazine)




Runner's World - Boston MarathonWe love Runner’s World’s Boston Marathon center on their site. From the history of the finish line to daily race updates, this is definitely in our favorites bar this week. (Runner’s World)       




Boston Marathon - Team HoytTeam Hoyt is a huge inspiration to us, so we’re excited to follow along as they compete in their last marathon. (ABC News




Shalane Flanagan - CBS NewsWe’re pulling hard for American Shalane Flanagan to win. The hometown favorite has a score to settle with the race; she came in fourth last year. (SelfPhoto: CBS News




Sports Illustrated - Boston MarathonA year after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the survivors are stronger than ever from the lessons learned that day. (Sports Illustrated)