John Hancock

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Why Doesn’t Massachusetts Have A Governor’s Mansion?

Massachusetts is one of five states without an official residence for the governor


Team Gifford (Image from John Hancock)

Taking Back Boston: Team Gifford And Project Hope

Two days after the bombings last April, my 19-year old son Matthew called me at work and asked if I would help him train for the 2014 Boston Marathon.


Boston Marathon volunteers Gloria and Skylar Webster. (Image: John Hancock)

VIDEO: Volunteering At The Boston Marathon Is A ‘Family Tradition’

For Skylar and Gloria Webster, volunteering at the Boston Marathon has become a family tradition.


Jen and Joe Andruzzi. (Image: Andruzzi Foundation)

VIDEO: The Joe Andruzzi Foundation Team Is Running Boston

The Joe Andruzzi foundation provides help, hope and a reason to smile for patients and their families that are battling cancer.


2013 Boston Marathon champion Lelila Desisa. (Image: John Hancock)

VIDEO: 2013 Champion Lelila Desisa’s Gesture To Boston

The character of a champion includes overcoming adversity. In last year’s marathon, Lelila Desisa was the champion.


Alosha (Big A) O’Brien. (Image from John Hancock)

From Best Buddies To Marathon Buddies

Craig Welton and Alosha (Big A) O’Brien are taking the concept of “training buddy” to a whole new level as they embark on their journey along the historic route from Hopkinton to Boston on Marathon Monday.


(Image: John Hancock)

VIDEO: Share Your Love For Boston: #WeRunTogether

We cheer together. We inspire together. We honor together. And now, #WeRunTogether in the 2014 Boston Marathon.


John Hancock employee Brenna McCarthy will run the 118th Boston Marathon.

VIDEO: Brenna McCarthy Is Running Boston

“We’re all in this together. And we’re going to cross Boylston Street, and we’re going to celebrate – all of us.”


Desiree (nee´Davila) Linden trained in Kenya for this year's Boston Marathon. (Image credit: John Hancock)

Desiree Linden: Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

Desiree Linden returns to Boston ready to race and seek the title. In 2011 she narrowly missed winning by two seconds.


Greg Meyer, coach of the John Hancock Employee Runner Team,  was the last American to win the Boston Marathon in 1983, crossing the finish line in one of the fastest American times ever run on the course (2:09:00). During his prolific career he also won the 1982 Chicago Marathon, the 1980 Detroit Marathon, and set ten American road racing records and two world records in the 15K and Ten Mile. Greg’s range of talent across all distances set him apart from many road racers of his day as he also excelled at cross-country and track, winning several national titles and setting an indoor American record in the 5,000 meters.  (Image credit: John Hancock)

Motivation Monday

What’s important to you? Is it to prove to yourself you can push beyond what you previously thought you could do?