Boston Marathon http://wunc.org en How A Triangle Statistician Devised Times For Runners Unable To Finish 2013 Boston Marathon http://wunc.org/post/how-triangle-statistician-devised-times-runners-unable-finish-2013-boston-marathon <p></p><p>Today marks the running of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Last year an explosion took the lives of three people. Hundreds were injured, many losing limbs. 6,000 runners were unable to complete the marathon due to the death and destruction.</p><p>Richard Smith is Triangle based marathon runner, and a statistician. He was approached with an unusual request from race organizers.&nbsp; Could he, somehow, figure out official finish times for the runners who could not complete the race?</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:05:52 +0000 Carol Jackson 34153 at http://wunc.org How A Triangle Statistician Devised Times For Runners Unable To Finish 2013 Boston Marathon 'The Hunt Is Over:' Police Apprehend Marathon Bombing Suspect http://wunc.org/post/after-massive-manhunt-police-apprehend-marathon-bombing-suspect (We most recently updated this post at 11:10 p.m. ET on Friday. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/19/177885868/shots-explosions-heard-as-boston-manhunt-continues/#0001" target="_self">See this note</a> about how we cover news such as this. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 01:10:30 +0000 Mark Memmott 13939 at http://wunc.org 'The Hunt Is Over:' Police Apprehend Marathon Bombing Suspect Raleigh Set To Run For Boston Marathon Victims http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-set-run-boston-marathon-victims <p>Runners in the Triangle will be jogging through Raleigh this weekend to support victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizers will be taking donations for the families of those who died or were injured in Monday's explosions.&nbsp; Kazem Yahyapour is the director of Cary's annual Tobacco Road Marathon and organized<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/353938428051280/?ref=22"> this Sunday's benefit</a>.&nbsp; He finished the Boston Marathon minutes before the bombs went off. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:06:51 +0000 Will Michaels 13841 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Set To Run For Boston Marathon Victims Shattered Family: Blast Killed Boy, Wounded Mom & Sister http://wunc.org/post/shattered-family-blast-killed-boy-wounded-mom-sister There will be many heartbreaking stories in coming hours and days about the victims of <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/177378595/boston-marathon-explosions" target="_blank">Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon</a>.<p>Among the first such tragic tales is that of the Richard family from Dorchester, Mass.<p>As <a href="http://www.dotnews.com/2013/ashmont-boy-killed-bomb-blast-mom-and-young-girl-badly-hurt" target="_blank">the local <em>Dorchester Reporter</em> writes</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"A beloved Dorchester family watching the Boston Marathon near the finish line in Copley Square was ca Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 13763 at http://wunc.org Shattered Family: Blast Killed Boy, Wounded Mom & Sister