Locals unite to run Boston Marathon

Locals unite to run Boston Marathon

Locals unite to run Boston Marathon

It was here that she made her stunning debut at the distance one year ago, placing third overall and breaking the American debut record by three minutes in 2:23:00.

American Jordan Hasay, one of the top women's challengers in Monday's Boston Marathon, has withdrawn with a heel injury, officials said on Sunday. After winning the New York Marathon in November - becoming the first American woman to take the title since 1977 - Marblehead, Mass., native Flanagan is a favorite in Boston. Hasay, who is part of the Nike Oregon Project, finished in third place a year ago.

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Due to stagnant wages and rising rents, family homelessness in Boston has increased 34% in the past four years alone. She was also second to Rose Chelimo in the World Track and Field Championships marathon and fourth in NY. Rupp took a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics then followed his Boston debut runner-up effort with a Chicago victory. 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.

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. "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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