Baker-Brown, McConville, Champney among race starters

For more than 100 years, a member of the Brown family — Hopkinton and Boston’s iconic sports family — has started the Boston Marathon, and that tradition will continue with the 123rd edition of...

‘Inner voice’ pushes Hart to starting line

Having been inspired his whole life by the runners and the community’s enthusiasm around the Boston Marathon each April, Chris Hart decided this was the year he would run as well. “Patriots’ Day has found...

Palmer perseveres to fulfill dream

HHS grad’s health issues, autism can’t stop him from meeting challenge According to his mother, Mike Palmer is one of those kids “you don’t say ‘no’ to, because all that does is make him dig...

Hovagimian strides closer to quarter-century club

“Average.” That’s what 33-year-resident Mike Hovagimian uses to describe his athletic skills. It’s that same term that was the catalyst for his conversion from a spectator of the Boston Marathon to a runner. Hovagimian, a...
Tim Kilduff

Hopkinton strengthens connection to Greece

“It all starts here.” It’s a familiar phrase in Hopkinton and the town’s claim to fame as the start of the Boston Marathon. But through the work of the 26.2 Foundation, Hopkinton also has...

Dick Hoyt aims for return at 2020 Boston Marathon

Son Rick a race-day decision for 2019 after bout with pneumonia Back surgery and some recent health scares will keep Dick Hoyt from pushing his son, Rick, at this year’s Boston Marathon, but the loving...

Under Levine’s leadership, local Special Olympics program thrives

On and off the court, you can tell there’s something special about “Coach Alec” Levine, who took over as director and head coach of Hopkinton Special Olympics back in 2004 from program founder Claudia...
Sean Farrell

Farrell makes his mark with USA Hockey

Two years ago, Sean Farrell made the decision to move nearly 700 miles away to pursue his hockey goals. That choice has taken him around the world with the U.S. National Team Development Program...