Here is a feature on Emma Bates.http://www.letsrun.com/news/2018/12/emma-bates-thinks-can-win-us-marathon-title-sunday-26-2-debut/
The marathon's to watch this weekend are Valencia in Spain and Fukuoka in Japan. Both should produce world class performances.
Here is some info on Valencia. The race organizers reached out to us to give us to free live streaming links and full elite fields.http://www.letsrun.com/news/2018/12/watch-valencia-marathon-free-sunday-20515-22448-records-jeopardy/