Shalane Flanagan, Molly Huddle, Desi Linden, running with John Hancock employees, Boston, MA, December 11, 2017, photo from BAA
The U.S. elite fields announced on December 11 for the 2018 BAA Boston Marathon by elite field sponsor John Hancock were exciting! From Galen Rupp, Abraham Abdiraham, to Dathan Ritzenhein on the men’s side. The women’s side, with Shalane Flanagan, Des Linden, Jordan Hasay, and Molly Huddle are pretty impressive. RunBlogRun is calling the American women’s field for Boston 2018 as a race for the ages!
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With Shalane Flanagan, 2017 NYC Champion, Des Linden, 2011 Boston second place, Molly Huddle, NYC 2016 third place, AR, 10,000 meters and Jordan Hasay, 3rd in Boston, 3rd in Chicago, 2:20:57 will be dueling on the streets of Boston. This will be an epic race.
Watch for our updates later today! Nice preview race video from John Hancock.