Boston Marathon grants 2,160 deferments from heat 
- Boston Marathon officials have granted 2,160 deferments into the 2013 race to runners who opted to sit out this year because of the heat.

Boston Marathon grants 2,160 deferments from heat

- Boston Marathon officials have granted 2,160 deferments into the 2013 race to runners who opted to sit out this year because of the heat.

EDITORIAL
Marathon: Abolish the Boston asterisk 
- Under prevailing rules, world records can’t be set on a course where the elevation drops as much, or where the start and finish lines are as far apart, as in Boston.

EDITORIAL

Marathon: Abolish the Boston asterisk

- Under prevailing rules, world records can’t be set on a course where the elevation drops as much, or where the start and finish lines are as far apart, as in Boston.

Surge of older runners in Boston Marathon 
- A record 596 runners age 65 and older have registered to compete in today’s race, 47 of whom are age 75 and older.

Surge of older runners in Boston Marathon

- A record 596 runners age 65 and older have registered to compete in today’s race, 47 of whom are age 75 and older.

CARLO ROTELLA
A 26.2-mile meditation 
- On Monday I will run the Boston Marathon again. The rewards are entirely, even pathologically, personal and internal.

CARLO ROTELLA

A 26.2-mile meditation

- On Monday I will run the Boston Marathon again. The rewards are entirely, even pathologically, personal and internal.

World record anywhere but Boston Marathon
- Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest time ever recorded for a marathon last year. But officials don’t recognize Boston as a world record-eligible course.

World record anywhere but Boston Marathon

- Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest time ever recorded for a marathon last year. But officials don’t recognize Boston as a world record-eligible course.

From Hopkinton to Brookline, where to watch the Boston Marathon 
- Whether you’re near the starting line or on the home stretch, there are places to eat, drink, or enjoy the fun along the 26.2-mile route.

From Hopkinton to Brookline, where to watch the Boston Marathon

- Whether you’re near the starting line or on the home stretch, there are places to eat, drink, or enjoy the fun along the 26.2-mile route.

FROM THE ARCHIVES | PHOTOS
The Boston Marathon 
April 16th marks the 116th running of the Boston Marathon. Around 27,000 runners are expected, up from the 15 who ran in 1897. Take a look at scenes of marathons past from Globe photographers.

FROM THE ARCHIVES | PHOTOS

The Boston Marathon

April 16th marks the 116th running of the Boston Marathon. Around 27,000 runners are expected, up from the 15 who ran in 1897. Take a look at scenes of marathons past from Globe photographers.

New Balance plans Back Bay ‘Experience’ 
- The 2,500-square-foot space at 583 Boylston St. will feature a live video feed from the Boston company’s manufacturing plant during work hours.

New Balance plans Back Bay ‘Experience’

- The 2,500-square-foot space at 583 Boylston St. will feature a live video feed from the Boston company’s manufacturing plant during work hours.

Suit tests barefoot-style shoe’s health claim 
- Vibram USA Inc., which is based in Concord, is facing a class-action lawsuit that challenges the company’s health claims about its minimalist FiveFinger running shoes.

Suit tests barefoot-style shoe’s health claim

- Vibram USA Inc., which is based in Concord, is facing a class-action lawsuit that challenges the company’s health claims about its minimalist FiveFinger running shoes.