It’s that time of year again. The crowds are starting to fill the streets; the men are setting up their grilles. The smells of the infamous Fenway Franks are lingering in the air. Its game time. The Red Sox are back in town and are starting their 115th season in the American Baseball League. It is an exciting yet sad start to the season. Big Papi, one of the most valuable players on the Red Sox, has announced that this will be his last year playing on the team before retiring. Soon the number on Big Papi’s jersey will be placed among the eight other players who have retired numbers, that are posted above right field in Fenway Park. Before he retires you should catch a game to watch the player as he finishes off his last season.
The 120th Boston Marathon was held on April 18th, 2016. The Marathon consisted of 26.2 miles, continuing from Hopkinton, Ma to the top of Boston Boyleston St. Both of the female and male winners that won the race were from Ethiopia. Lemi Bernahu Hayle, was the male winner of the race finishing at 2:12:45. Just minutes behind Lemi was Atsede Baysa, the female winner of the race, finishing with 2:29:19.
Image above of Lemi Bernahu Hayle, male winner, crossing the finish line.
Image above of Atsede Baysa, female winner, crossing the finish line.
Survivors of the 2013 Marathon, Patrick Downes and Adrianne Haslet-Davis finishing the race.
|Names of Top 5 Male Contestants||Contestants Time|
|1. Lemi Berhanu Hayle||2:12:45|
|3.Yemane Adhane Tsegay</>||2:14:02|