Boston, 2018 is destined to be an epic marathon, just check out the fields! Women representing the US include Molly Huddle (American Record Holder in the half marathon), Desiree Linden (2:22 PR), Shalane Flanagan (NYC Marathon winner), and Jordan Hasay (2:20 PR), among many others. Erin Strout had a chance to talk with marathon greats Deena Kastor, Lisa Rainsberger, and our own Kara Goucher (check out the Outside Magazine article) about the Boston race.
"There are so many different ways it could go. Jordan has obviously proven to be a fast marathoner, and she ran very fast in Boston, so does she go and hammer from the beginning? Does Shalane do what she did in New York and hang back, then try to swoop in, which is not her typical style? It worked beautifully a few months ago. Molly Huddle is just the most thoroughbred out there with her track times. Desi probably knows the course better than anyone else—maybe tied with Shalane. Kellyn Taylor has just been chipping away. And Deena—you never know. She could just go out there and run a 2:26. I don’t know. I’m so nervous for them, but in a good-energy way." - Kara
We are unreasonably excited to cheer on all of the Boston Marathon racers! We have over 75 Volée racing the marathon, with many more hitting up the BAA 5K on Saturday and cheering on the course. We hope you join us to shakeout on Sunday or cowbell Monday!
Sunday, April 15th:
Monday, April 16th:
Cowbell corner is at mile 13.1 of the marathon…If you are taking public transportation, this is 0.2 miles from the commuter rail - Wellesley Center stop
Head up, wings out!