Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)
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Born to Run 

Rizzoli and Dr. Isles run the Massachusetts Marathon and find a dead runner at Mile 3 and Mile 12 marks. Impossible to get back-up, and fearing more deaths from panic and stampede, they silently endeavor to solve the crimes as the race continues.


Matthew Penn (as Matt Penn)


Janet Tamaro (developed by), David Gould | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angie Harmon ... Jane Rizzoli
Sasha Alexander ... Maura Isles
Jordan Bridges ... Frankie Rizzoli Jr.
Lee Thompson Young ... Barry Frost
Bruce McGill ... Vince Korsak
Lorraine Bracco ... Angela Rizzoli
Balthazar Getty ... Tom Garvin
Brian Goodman ... Lieutenant Sean Cavanaugh
Sam Lerner ... Quinn
Lily Knight Lily Knight ... Mrs. Brown
Andrea Bogart ... Courtney Brown
Michael Rodrick ... Jim Filmore
Chazz Palminteri ... Frank Rizzoli Sr.
Darryl Alan Reed ... Rondo
Rick Chambers Rick Chambers ... Race Reporter


Jane and Maura's plan to run in the Massachusetts marathon is interrupted when they reach the 3 mile mark and find another runner collapsed on the road. They quickly determine that the man was shot but Jane is concerned that it not become widely known as it might induce panic among the half million spectators along the course. When a second man is shot at the 12 mile point, they realize the killer is likely a runner. Working with Frost and Korsak who are back at the office, they learn that the two men went to high school together. They also learn that the they, along with a third student, had gotten away with a vicious rape. Someone is clearly out for revenge and the police have to move quickly when they learn the third man is also among the runners. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

23 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Characters throughout the episode question whether the murder is random or part of a larger terrorist attack. They quickly determine that they have a regular, targeted murder on their hands, and someone mentions the fact that the best place for a terrorist attack would be at the start or finish lines to maximize casualties.

Sadly, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing did feature bombs detonated near the finish line. Since this episode aired almost three years before the real-life bombing, it's possible that the bombers could have gotten the idea for their plot from the show. See more »


At one point, Korsak refers to a recovered 9mm Hollowpoint bullet as an "assassin's bullet". In truth, the 9mm Hollowpoint is one of the most common rounds used today. See more »


[first lines]
Race Reporter: What a perfect day for the Massachusetts Marathon. Now, we've got our own race correspondent ready to tell us all about this twenty-six point two mile race. Tom? What's the mood down there?
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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