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The Boston Women

Could this be the year an American woman finally breaks the tape again on Boylston Street? The U.S. elite field scheduled to compete at the Boston Marathon is giving fans hope. The favorites don’t even need last names: Shalane, Jordan, Molly, Desi. Here’s what to know.

—ERIN STROUT

THE HOMETOWN HERO

SHALANE FLANAGAN

Olympic 10,000-meter silver medalist, Boston Marathon U.S. course record holder, and Massachusetts native who won the 2017 New York City Marathon

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