Meet you at Mile 9: Megerle’s legacy extends nearly five decades, many more miles

You can find Donald Megerle, director of the Tufts University President’s Marathon Challenge, at Mile 9 of the Boston Marathon every year, banana in hand and arms outstretched, ready for a hug from Tufts runners donning golden singlets. “I like thinking, as far as I’m concerned, that they’re running to me,” Megerle said. “It’s not an […]

Tufts Marathon Team given 50 bibs for 2018 Boston Marathon

This year Tufts will have 50 community members running in the 2018 Boston Marathon, according to Don Megerle, coach of the Tufts Marathon Team (TMT). According to Megerle, who became the team’s coach in 2003 after former University President Lawrence Bacow started a running group the year prior, 50 participants is a large increase over the past two years. “Last year Tufts had 35 bibs and the […]

Must-see marathon moments

Kenyan Geoffrey Kirui set the pace in the 121st Boston Marathon, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:09:37. Fellow Kenyan Edna Kiplagat claimed the women’s title with a time of 2:21:52. At 37 years old, Kiplagat was the second oldest woman to ever win the marathon. While the titles are the biggest story […]

Tufts by Numbers: Will record breaking ever end?

The fastest finisher of Monday’s Boston Marathon finished the 26.2-mile race in just under two hours and 10 minutes – an impressive feat considering it means that the champ, Geoffrey Kirui from Kenya, ran each mile of the marathon in under five minutes. More impressive is that according to the International Association of Athletics Federation […]

Flashes of Brilliance: Lemonade stands and Marathon Monday

Patriots’ Day is a wonderful day. Those of us lucky enough to attend college in Massachusetts are gifted a three-day weekend. Some of us use it to catch up on schoolwork, some of us make up for lost sleep and some of us attend (or even participate in) the delightful Boston Marathon. Each of my […]

Marathon profile: Shoshana Weiner

Shoshana Weiner, a senior majoring in geological sciences, ran the Boston Marathon yesterday with the Tufts Marathon Team. She said she first got involved with the team during her sophomore year, when she volunteered at the marathon race. “I heard about [the team] freshman year, but I was a little scared,” she said. “But I ran […]

Marathon profile: Mauri Honickman

Mauri Honickman, a senior sociology major, ran in the Boston Marathon yesterday as a member of the Tufts Marathon Team. She began training in the fall of her junior year, although she originally planned to train for a half-marathon in the beginning. “I was kind of looking for a challenge, something outside of my academics, something outside […]

Tufts Marathon Team runs in 120th Boston Marathon, operates under new contract

25 members of the Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) participated yesterday in the 120th Boston Marathon, running in spots allotted by John Hancock Financial Services, the marathon’s principal sponsor. The team ran to raise funds for the nutrition, medical and fitness programs at Tufts, including Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy research on childhood obesity, according to the TMT’s […]