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These Are the Elite Runners to Watch at the Boston Marathon

16 April 2018, 10:38 | Henrietta Morgan

These Are the Elite Runners to Watch at the Boston Marathon

Des Linden Marathon run Boston

22 locals from Las Vegas have made their way to the Northeast to run the Boston Marathon, in honor of those who lost their lives too soon.

The world's best distance runners are gearing up for one of the most anticipated events in their sport: The Boston Marathon.

An American woman hasn't won the Boston Marathon since Lisa Larsen Rainsberger in 1985.

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Aside from Flanagan, other American women are expected to be strong contenders this year, including Jordan Hasay, Molly Huddle, Deena Kastor and Desiree Linden.

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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.

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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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