Sport Hasay withdraws on eve of Boston Marathon

14:15  16 april  2018
14:15  16 april  2018 Source:   The Boston Globe

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  Who Was The Last American Woman To Win The Boston Marathon? No American woman has won the Boston Marathon since 1985. This year's women's elite field has a strong chance of ending the drought. This year's women's elite field includes reigning champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, who looks to become the first woman to win back-to-back Boston Marathon titles since Rita Jeptoo in 2013 and 2014. Jeptoo was later stripped of her 2014 win after she tested positive for EPO. Before Jeptoo, the last back-to-back champion was Catherine Ndereba in 2004 and 2005. The U.S. women's field for 2018 features Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan, who won the 2017 New York City Marathon. She has run Boston three times and finished as high as fourth. Jordan Hasay looks to improve upon her third place finish from last year and is coming off a 2:20:57 at the Chicago Marathon. Desiree Linden was second in 2011 and consistently races in Boston most years. The pre-race favorite among the Americans appears to be Molly Huddle, who has only run one previous marathon and was third at the 2016 New York City Marathon. American record holder Deena Kastor is also in the field at 45 years old. Flanagan, Hasay, Huddle and Linden look to become the first woman to win Boston since Lisa Rainsberger broke the tape in 1985. The highest American finish since Rainsberger was the runner-up finish by Linden. The last American man to win Boston is Meb Keflezighi in 2014.

Our Boston Marathon coverage all weekend is powered by The Mercury Mile. It’s the crossing the best of fashion and function for all runners. Desi, Shalane, and Hasay have all obviously figured out the marathon . I’m not saying Molly hasn’t or won’t, but she has to show us.

The question now becomes, will Hasay run the 2018 Boston Marathon as planned in 3.5 weeks. Update: The US also will only be racing three women. USATF has written us stating, “We are running with 3. Natosha and Jordan withdrew after the entry deadline unfortunately. “

Jordan Hasay was third at last year’s Boston Marathon. © Elise Amendola/AP Jordan Hasay was third at last year’s Boston Marathon. Jordan Hasay, who finished third in last year’s Boston Marathon, withdrew from the 2018 race on Sunday night because of a stress reaction in her heel, the John Hancock Financial Elite Team announced.

Hasay was considered one of the top contenders.

“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,” Hasay said.

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However, a tight plantar forced Hasay out of the World Half Marathon Champs in late March, a move her agent cited as “more precautionary with Boston so close.” Plantar injuries can be pesky, so even if the withdrawal was precautionary, it’s something to keep an eye on. Linden has had a slower start to

During the last few miles of her marathon debut in Boston , Jordan Hasay kept repeating two words: "shining star." The mantra was a reminder that her mother, Teresa, was with her in spirit for every step on Monday.

Hasay had recovered from plantar fasciitis and was running without pain for the past several weeks, but the results of an MRI showed a stress reaction in her heel. Her doctor and support team decided it would be better for her to fully recover before racing again.

The John Hancock Elite Team said Hasay has already been invited back for the 2019 Boston Marathon.

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