Jordan Hasay Withdraws From The Boston Marathon

Jordan Hasay Withdraws From The Boston Marathon

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. In fall, she made it two-for-two in A+ marathon runs with a third place, 2:20:57 effort in Chicago-the second-fastest time ever recorded by an American woman.

The women's field features American contenders Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay, Desiree Linden and reigning New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan.No US woman has won the Boston crown since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985, although Linden was second in 2011 and Hasay took third previous year in her marathon debut as well as in Chicago.

An American woman hasn't won the Boston Marathon since Lisa Larsen Rainsberger in 1985. It could be the final race for the MA native.

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Five years after the bombings, Boston is strong. She was also second to Rose Chelimo in the World Track and Field Championships marathon and fourth in NY. Also sponsored by Nike, Kirui is up for a challenge - no one has won consecutive races since Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot won three races in a row from 2006 to 2008. It hadn't been done before him since 1995.

Galen Rupp wins the Chicago Marathon in October 2017.

Men's victor Geoffrey Kirui running the 2017 Boston Marathon in Nike. "I've also seen the impact generosity can have and because I believe so much in the work FamilyAid Boston does, I am doing everything I can to not only cross the finish line on April 16 but to spread awareness about this important cause".

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