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Locals unite to run Boston Marathon

16 April, 2018, 09:53 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Desi Linden Becomes First American Woman To Win Boston Marathon In 33 Years

For local runner Jeremy Wallace, the Boston Marathon is a milestone in his life.

The US challenge in a race that is the seventh event in the 2017-2018 Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XI will be led by Flanagan, who six months ago, at the age of 36, became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon.

"Her doctor and team have made the decision that Jordan needs to take time to recover fully so there is no long-term injury", the statement said, adding that officials support Hasay's decision and invite her to return to Boston in 2019.

Galen Rupp wins the Chicago Marathon in October 2017.

The run will be noticeably different for him this year.

A group of 22 Vegas Strong runners is in Boston preparing for the race which is taking place on Monday.

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The question will be how much longer Kiplagat, now 38, can maintain her winning form.

Hasay, New York City Marathon victor Shalane Flanagan and fellow Americans Desiree Linden and Molly Huddle had been expected to challenge Kenyan defending champion Edna Kiplagat to end the nation's 33-year wait for a home victor in the women's race.

Reigning Chicago Marathon champion Galen Rupp and a host of top U.S. women's contenders could produce the first American title sweep in 35 years at Monday's (today's) 122nd Boston Marathon.

It's been five years since the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured several hundred others.

Kirui also won the world marathon crown with Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola second and boasting a 2:04:06 clocking from Dubai in January, where he was third.Ethiopians Lelisa Desisa, the 2013 and 2015 Boston champion, and Lemi Berhanu, the 2016 Boston victor, could also threaten for the title.

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