Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan was born to run, and will make her Boston Marathon debut this year.
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.
Torrential downpours on the Olympic marathon course in London didn’t stop Marblehead resident Shalane Flanagan from finishing strong.
Three of America’s top women runners have already committed to race in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
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.
Former Marblehead High School cross-country star Shalane Flanagan finished second in the New York City Marathon Sunday.