Other notables include former Boston champions Lemi Berhanu, Wesley Korir, 2:04 man Lawrence Cherono, 2015 World champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, former half-marathon WR holderZersenay Tadese, 2015 World champ Mare Dibba and 2:19 woman Worknesh Degefa.
2018 was the best year in the history of the women's marathoning. Coming into the year, only five women in history had ever broken 2:19 but six different women did it 2019. Plus 11 times a woman broke 2:20 in 2018, the most in history.
Defending NYC marathon champ Flanagan says "couldn't ask for better" fitness right now. As for Jorgensen, she says "we just have to be realistic with the timeframe we’re under and what she’s capable of."