Dzhokhar Tsarnaev originally received the death penalty for his role in the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon which killed three people.
The Boston Athletic Association announced that it would hold a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic in an announcement on Thursday.
"It took having this terrible thing happen to me to have all the wonderful things that followed occur. When I face tragedy or adversity, what I've come to realize is I need to decide where I want this to go from here."
Sports are the least of concerns in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for those wanting to know, here are the cancelations and postponements from auto racing to the Olympics, baseball to hockey, tennis to golf, horse racing and more.
The Olympics, Tiger at the Masters, March Madness and how many Astros hitters would get beaned as baseball opened are just a few of the things we'll miss as coronavirus has most of the sports world on pause.
"We're not there yet, but we still have many conversations to have," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said on the possibility of canceling the 124th Boston Marathon next month.
"I can't give up. I wish I could. Because I've run until my feet are bleeding."
Boston will commemorate the anniversary with One Boston Day, an annual series of events promoting kindness and acts of generosity.
We know who killed three people and maimed 260 more five years ago at the Boston Marathon. But whoever built the bombs that ripped apart so many lives is still out there.
Galen Rupp finished 2nd in the men's race and Jordan Hasay 3rd in the women's at the 121st Boston Marathon.
Kathrine Switzer, 70, the first woman to officially compete in the Boston Marathon, will be among an estimated 13,700 racing on Monday.
Stephen Silva was convicted of giving a firearm to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Tim Peake ran the London Marathon in 1999. In 2016, he'll do it again, from the ISS.
Tsarnaev's legal team said the convicted bomber doesn't deserve the death sentence.
Other infamous convicts, including the "Shoe Bomber," also are housed at the Colorado prison.
The move was expected from his legal team following his conviction and sentencing earlier this year.
Two dozen victims and survivors addressed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev earlier on Wednesday.
Khairullozhon Matanov was sentenced for obstructing the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
Former Governor Michael Dukakis issued a personal plea for Phillipos.
The 21-year-old will be sentenced by Judge George O'Toole on June 24.
The jury deliberated for almost 15 hours; defense lawyers were expected to quickly appeal the death sentence.
Assistant U.S. Attorney said the ethnic Chechen had turned against his adopted country.
Here's what we know about the Boston Marathon bomber from the two phases of his trial.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a Roman Catholic nun and prominent death-penalty opponent that "no one deserves to suffer" as the victims of the deadly 2013 attacks had.
The defense narrative goes like this: Dzhokhar wanted to live; Tamerlan, was determined to become a martyr.