14 Apr '17, 6pm

10 Things You Should Know About the 2017 Boston Marathon

10 Things You Should Know About the 2017 Boston Marathon

It is a deep list of solid runners. Five athletes scheduled to run have personal bests faster than 2:05, and nine have run sub-2:06:30. But again, it’s difficult to predict without first-hand knowledge about how everybody’s training has gone. Race strategy is key and Boston doesn’t always belong to the fastest—often it goes to the one who reacts best to the tactics. Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia is the defending champ , and he’s back. Can he repeat? He raced the Xiamen Marathon in China just four months ago and won in 2:08:27. If he’s recovered well enough, expect him to be among the leaders. He’ll likely be joined by Yemane Tsegay, also from Ethiopia, who was third in Boston last year—he won the Japan’s Fukuoka International Marathon in December and is consistently on the podium at big city races. Emmanuel Mutai and Sammy Kitwara will also be lining up in Hopkinton. Muta...

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