2018 Boston Diary: Jordan Hasay withdraws from Boston Marathon, from John Hancock Sponsorship & Endurance Marketing

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Jordan Hasay has had to withdraw from the 2018 Boston Marathon late on Sunday afternoon. @runblogrun recieved the email from Mary Kate Shea, senior director around 4:47 PM Eastern time on April 15.

Jordan ran a fantastic race at Boston in April 2017, her debut, running 2:23:00. In October 2017, Jordan Hasay ran 2:20:57 at the Chicago Marathon, and many, @runblogrun included, were expecting a fast time from Jordan this year, well, until we heard the weather prognostications.

We wish Jordan Hasay a speedy recovery.

Hasay_Jordan-BostonM17.jpgJordan Hasay, photo by PhotoRun.net

Unfortunately, Jordan Hasay has to withdraw from running Boston tomorrow.

After recovering from plantar fasciitis, and running pain free the past few weeks, her team wanted to ensure she was ready to go and scheduled an MRI today. The results showed a stress reaction in the heel and her doctor and team have made the decision that Jordan needs to take time to recover fully so there is no long term injury.

We support that decision and have invited Jordan to return to Boston next year.

Jordan Hasay statement: "It is with deep regret that I have to withdraw from tomorrow's Boston Marathon. Despite my team working around the clock to give me every chance to make the starting line, on this occasion it will not be possible. I wish my fellow competitors and everyone taking part the very best of luck and I look forward to toeing the line with them next year and for many years after that."

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