Big U.S. names top Boston Marathon 2017!


Ward-Rupp-Keflezighi-Rio16.jpgJared Ward, Galen Rupp, Meb Keflezighi, photo by

Top US names for Boston
BOSTON (USA): Olympic medalists and Rio 2016 Olympians Shalane Flanagan, Meb Keflezighi and Galen Rupp will lead the home country charge at the 2017 Boston Marathon, organizers reported today, just three of a strong American team which will toe the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass., on Monday, April 17. Also competing for the unofficial Team USA in Boston will be 2016 Rio Olympic Marathoners Des Linden (2:22:38 PB) and Jared Ward (2:11:30). Other Americans in the race will be four-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman, recently third at the TCS New York City Marathon; Shadrack Biwott, recently fifth in New York; Sean Quigley, who has a 2:13:30 personal best; Clara Santucci, the 2015 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon champion; Esther Atkins, the 2014 USA marathon champion; and Jordan Hasay, who will make her marathon debut. From RRW.

RunBlogRun opines: In this very historic and American marathon, it is great to see a top U.S. field. Meb will be competing in his last Boston as an elite and Galen in his first as an elite. Shalane Flanagan and Des Linden put it all on the line each and every time they race. Looking forward to Boston 2017!

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