Hasay out of Boston Marathon with heel injury

Hasay out of Boston Marathon with heel injury

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.

Huddle has been a success at shorter distances, although her only marathon result was a third-place finish at NY in 2016.Flanagan, 36, missed last year's race with an injury but won at NY with extra rest.

Flanagan, victor of the Olympic silver medal in the 10,000 metres at Beijing 2008, was brought up outside Boston and has said that winning its marathon - first open to women in 1966 - remains her last big goal in running. Rupp took a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics then followed his Boston debut runner-up effort with a Chicago victory.

For all the impact made by Hasey in recent months, she was soundly beaten over 15 kilometres recently by Molly Huddle.

Among the thousands of racers who will lace up their sneakers on Monday, marking five years since the terrorist bombing, Shalane Flanagan is one to watch out for.

The run will be noticeably different for him this year.


Meanwhile, Kirui aims to repeat last year's success.

Shalane Flanagan becomes the first US woman since 1977 to win NYC Marathon.

Men's victor Geoffrey Kirui running the 2017 Boston Marathon in Nike.

The fastest man in the field, however, is Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola, second behind Kirui at last summer's World Championships, who set a personal best of 2:04:06 in January at the Dubai Marathon.

American runner Jordan Hasay, who finished third among women at last year's Boston Marathon and was seen as a contender this year, announced on Twitter that she has withdrawn from tomorrow's race because of a foot injury.

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