On the men's side, American Galen Rupp - who won the Chicago Marathon in October - looks to emerge victorious after a second-place finish in the 2017 Boston Marathon.
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.
Kiplagat, 37, pulled away with more than five miles remaining previous year to win at Boston in 2:21:52. Rupp took a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics then followed his Boston debut runner-up effort with a Chicago victory.
The two-time world champion has also won at London in 2014 and NY in 2010.Kirui is trying to become the first back-to-back men's victor at Boston since compatriot Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot in 2006-2008.
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Santa Barbara County residents and businesses qualify for a tax-filing extension from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A lot! A tax refund is really just the return of a yearlong, interest-free loan that you extended to Uncle Sam.
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His most recent warning on Twitter early Wednesday said Russian Federation threatened to shoot down US missiles fired at Syria. The State Department says it doesn't know what chemical was used, but says it is confident Syria was responsible.
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Mashable said that Google has left no hints as to what the update will mean for your personal email use, though. However, since recipients are still able to screenshot a message, it's not a guarantee of privacy.