Running for Rare Diseases Fundraiser


On April 21st I’ll be running the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of the Running For Rare Diseases Marathon team. This is my 2nd marathon, with the first ending at mile 25.5 in Kenmore Square. The team seeks to raise awareness of rare diseases and each runner is partnered with a patient. I am partnered with my niece Briana, who overcomes the challenges that come with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. Read her story here.

While my goal is mainly around raising rare disease awareness, I have set a goal to raise $2000 for NORD.

Help me reach my goal by making a tax-deductible donation of ANY amount to the National Organization for Rare Diseases and I will email you choice of as many FREE photos of your athlete as you choose.

Can’t find photos of your athlete? Just send an Email with athlete’s name and team and I’ll find the photos (or promise to get one at next meet).


Cain and Rupp Smash Records

Mary Cain and Galen Rupp rewrote the record book at Boston University on Thursday night, with Cain breaking the World Junior Record for 1000m and Rupp breaking the American Record for 5000m.

See highlights in the Newton Sports Photography gallery. For commercial use contact



Here is a slideshow of the nights highlights:

Top 10 Track Photos of 2013

Last month we reviewed the thousands of photos taken over the course of the year and selected the best 120 or so for the 2013 Highlight Book.

The best 30 or so of those were posted to the Newton Sports Photography Instagram. Based on the highly unscientific “like” process there through Jan 3rd, we identified the following as the top 10. If you have a particular favorite from 2013 not here on on the Instagram page, let us know by comments below, twitter, facebook, or instagram and we’ll get it added to instagram.

#10 Acton-Boxborough’s Brian Sommers jumps 22′ 10.5″ at at the MSTCA Elite meet.

#9 Wellesley sophomore Tom D’anieri places 3rd in bay State Conference XC championships

#8 Newton North’s Carl Whitham celebrates his D1 Indoor Shot Put title

#7 Peabody’s Catarina Rocha wins 2013 D1 2 mile

#6 Tom Meagher has his eyes focused on track as he handles starting duties at the large school frosh soph meet

#5 Lowell sophomore Kaley Richards wins Eastern Mass D1 XC Championship

#4 21′ 10.75″ jump at the frosh soph large school meet

#3 Taj-Amir Torres wins the 100m at the Mass State Open

#2 Alex Niemiec wins high jump and long jump at Mass outdoor state track championship

#1 Peabody’s Caterina Rocha after her Mass state open 4:49.14 mile record.

The Pros got a few votes for their shots as well:

#3 Mary Cain celebrates her 2 mile high school record at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

#2 2012 Olympic Gold medalist Jennifer Suhr vaults at #NBindoorGP

#1 Galen Rupp cheers on Mary Cain to a 2 mile high school record at NB Grand Prix #cainsanity #bestof2013

2013 Mass Track and Cross Country Highlights

Newton Sports Photography reviewed the nearly 25,000 photos accumulated over the course of 2013 and selected 120 favorite shots and moments. The gallery has been uploaded to the Newton Sports Photography facebook page. “Like” your favorites and we will circle back at the end of the year to pick the top 12.


If you like the album, get the book:

2013 MIAA All-State Indoor Track and Field Championships

The photo galleries for the All-State meeting are uploaded. These are unprocessed photos and can be improved if you have a particular one you are interested in (email

We are running the Hyannis half-marathon Sunday as part of the Running for Rare Diseases team. Note the deal on the right sidebar. Make a donation of any amount and get 10 full resolution downloads. Donate $100, and get as many photos of your athlete as you like from the Newton Sports Photography galleries.

See for results and Mike Miller’s excellent write-up of the meet.






Mary Cain smashes high school record for 2 mile at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

Mary Cain crushed the high school 2 mile record this evening at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Center (photo galleries, coverage).


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Jenn Suhr attempted an US Indoor record 4.90m as Cain began her record quest in the background:

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba ran away from the field.

2012 Massachusetts Track and Field Highlights Book

The best photos and stories of 2012 Massachusetts Track and Field (with an unavoidable bias to Newton North, the Bay State Conference, and MIAA Division 1 meets) have been compiled into a hard cover book and an IPad e-book. It is also available in the Itunes Store.

Favorite track memories of 2012?

Newton Sports Photography distilled the 1000’s of photos from the past 12 months into a 175-photo 2012 Massachusetts Track and Field highlight gallery. Most of the photos are captioned with the story behind them.

Help us select the best moments and shots by clicking on the “thumbs up” button on your favorites highlight gallery. Vote for as many photos as you like. All voting is anonymous.

voteIf you want to run through the gallery quickly, there is also youtube video of them. Thanks to for the music.

Some early leaders: