On Tuesday, John Hancock Financial announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.
The Elite USA Team for the 117th Boston Marathon was announced on Tuesday, with some familiar faces returning to Boston.
Several former champions of the Boston Marathon are returning to Boston to participate in the events surrounding the 116th running on April 16, and a few of them are even running.
Shalane Flanagan won the women’s competition in an event-record time of 2:25.38 at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in Houston.
U.S. marathon officials are hoping that this is the year a U.S. runner breaks through and wins the Boston Marathon.