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U.S. Women Look Podium-Bound in Boston By M. Nicole Nazzaro, note by Larry Eder: Mary Nicole Nazzaro has writt...

U.S. Women Look Podium-Bound in Boston By M. Nicole Nazzaro, note by Larry Eder: Mary Nicole Nazzaro has writt...

U.S. Women Look Podium-Bound in Boston By M. Nicole Nazzaro Three minutes. That was the margin between the medalists at last year's London Olympics and American marathoners and training partners Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher, who finished 10th and 11th, respectively, after surging for the first half of the race. While Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana took home gold in 2:23:07, Flanagan clocked 2:25:51 and training partner Goucher was right behind her in 2:26:07. The third American entered, Desi Davila, did not finish. Those same three minutes, give or take, now separate Flanagan and Goucher from the fastest women entered in Monday's 117th Boston Marathon. The fastest woman entered is Ethiopia's Meseret Hailu Debele, with a PR of 2:21:09, making her Boston debut this year. But if the U.S. women have anything to say about it, she will have plenty to contend with on Monday. Goucher...

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