2018 Boston Marathon

April 16, 2018
Boston, MA

LRC John Hancock Announces 2019 Boston Marathon International Elite Field: World Marathon Champ Geoffrey Kirui, NYC Champ Lelisa Desisa, Former World Champ Edna Kiplagat, Former London Champ Aselefech Mergia Join Defending Champions

Other notables include former Boston champions Lemi Berhanu, Wesley Korir, 2:04 man Lawrence Cherono, 2015 World champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, former half-marathon WR holder Zersenay Tadese, 2015 World champ Mare Dibba and 2:19 woman Worknesh Degefa.


Get to know the woman who shocked the world in Boston as she talks about her 2nd place finish, as well as a lot of other highlights from her high school/college career. She also talks about balancing full-time nursing and training and plans for the future.

LRC Meet the Guy Who Picked Both Des Linden and Yuki Kawauchi to Win The Boston Marathon

Plus, the former head of Brooks Sports Marketing finishes top 3.


Fun fact: Sellers made herself a bet in college that she wouldn't eat ice cream until she was an All-American. Since she got hurt and never achieved that goal, she didn't eat ice cream for 5-years.

"The craziest part is that I haven't woken up and had it all be a dream yet."

The Guardian:

Sellers had a funny exchange with a race official at the finish line where she had to be told multiple times she finished second before she believed it.

LRC Race Director Dave McGillivray Runs His 46th Straight Boston Marathon

Following his yearly tradition, McGillivray ran the race at night after he finished his race directing duties.

LRC Trying to Make Sense of the Crazy 2018 Boston Marathon

We've never seen a Boston like this once and try and make sense of such a crazy race where 60% of the pros dropped out. One thing we know for certain is Yuki Kawauchi and Des Linden were fitting winners.

LRC Improbable Boston Winners Des Linden and Yuki Kawauchi Show Why We Run the Race

We share the highlights from the post-race champions press conference.

LRC Shalane Flanagan Was So Out of It She Thought She Might Be Winning Herself, Wants to Help Gwen Jorgensen Make Olympic Team

Flanagan also said early in the race Linden told her she might drop out and to let her know if she needed any help.

LRC Des Linden Wins The 2018 Boston Marathon, Ends The American Women's 33-Year Winless Streak

An American woman hadn’t won the Boston Marathon in the professional era but that all changed on Monday.

LRC The Boston Marathon Weather Is Going To Be Horrific -- Don't Be Surprised If You See The Slowest Winning Time in 30 Years

John Kellogg has analyzed the forecast and predicts a slow day. "I'm thinking it might be a 2:14-15 race and that's assuming someone wants to run a pretty honest pace."

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