USA's Hasay pulls out of Boston Marathon

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

In Hasay's own statement, she expressed regret for withdrawing. Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui will look to defend his 2017 title against the likes of Rupp and fellow US top runner Shadrack Biwott, who finished fourth a year ago, while the American women include Flanagan, who's fresh off a New York City Marathon victory; and Molly Huddle, who owns more than 20 national titles.

Huddle has been a success at shorter distances, although her only marathon result was a third-place finish at NY in 2016.Flanagan, 36, missed last year's race with an injury but won at NY with extra rest.

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The cloud on Hasey's horizon, however, is that she has reportedly been suffering from a foot injury. "They can cost from $15,000 to as much as $100,000", she said.

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Although Huddle's time in her marathon debut was on 2:28:13 she has the competitive temperament to make her second attempt at the distance even more memorable. Due to stagnant wages and rising rents, family homelessness in Boston has increased 34% in the past four years alone.

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Safety is tight for Monday's 122nd working of the enduring race.

"While some wounds may have healed, the anguish and pain of that day will never be far from any one of us", the Boston Marathon posted on Facebook.

The fastest man in the field, however, is Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola, second behind Kirui at last summer's World Championships, who set a personal best of 2:04:06 in January at the Dubai Marathon. The bells of the Old South Church will ring to honor those who were killed and injured.

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