The 2013 American Elites

Meb Keflezighi, a three-time Olympian that placed fifth in Boston in 2010 and third in 2006, is looking for a Boston win to add to his 2009 New York City Marathon medal.  (Photo credit ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)
Meb Keflezighi - WITHDREW APRIL 5 Meb Keflezighi, a three-time Olympian that placed fifth in Boston in 2010 and third in 2006, is looking for a Boston win to add to his 2009 New York City Marathon medal. (Photo credit ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)
“As I come towards the end of my running career, there are still a few goals I want to achieve; winning the Boston Marathon is one of them,” said Keflezighi. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Meb Keflezighi - WITHDREW APRIL 5 “As I come towards the end of my running career, there are still a few goals I want to achieve; winning the Boston Marathon is one of them,” said Keflezighi. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Abdi Abdirahman has appeared in four straight Olympic Games. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
Abdi Abdirahman - WITHDREW APRIL 10 Abdi Abdirahman has appeared in four straight Olympic Games. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
At 36 years-old, 2013 will be his Boston Marathon debut. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
Abdi Abdirahman - WITHDREW APRIL 10 At 36 years-old, 2013 will be his Boston Marathon debut. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
2013 will be Kara Goucher’s third Boston Marathon. She was disappointed to finish third in 2009 (pictured here). She returned and finished fifth in 2011 with a personal best 2:24:52. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher 2013 will be Kara Goucher’s third Boston Marathon. She was disappointed to finish third in 2009 (pictured here). She returned and finished fifth in 2011 with a personal best 2:24:52. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
“The city of Boston captured my heart when I ran my first Boston Marathon in 2009,” said Goucher.  “The support for the Marathon in Boston is incredible.” (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher “The city of Boston captured my heart when I ran my first Boston Marathon in 2009,” said Goucher. “The support for the Marathon in Boston is incredible.” (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
For Shalane Flanagan, it will mark her Boston Marathon debut, a very special event for the Marblehead native. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan For Shalane Flanagan, it will mark her Boston Marathon debut, a very special event for the Marblehead native. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
“I watched the Boston Marathon religiously growing up and always dreamed about running from Hopkinton to Boston,” Flanagan said. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
Shalane Flnagan “I watched the Boston Marathon religiously growing up and always dreamed about running from Hopkinton to Boston,” Flanagan said. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
This will be the fourth Boston Marathon for Ryan Hall, a two-time Olympian who set an American course record in 2011 with a time of 2:04:58 — good for a fourth place finish. He finished third in 2009 and fourth in 2010. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hall - WITHDREW MARCH 13 This will be the fourth Boston Marathon for Ryan Hall, a two-time Olympian who set an American course record in 2011 with a time of 2:04:58 — good for a fourth place finish. He finished third in 2009 and fourth in 2010. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
“I go back this year eager to  experience all that Boston has to offer: the epic crowds, the challenging course, but mainly to be a part of and make history,” Hall said. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
Ryan Hall - WITHDREW MARCH 13 “I go back this year eager to experience all that Boston has to offer: the epic crowds, the challenging course, but mainly to be a part of and make history,” Hall said. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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