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Boston is strong five years after Boston Marathon bombing

16 April 2018

American runner Jordan Hasay, who finished third among women at last year's Boston Marathon and was seen as a contender this year, announced on Twitter that she has withdrawn from tomorrow's race because of a foot injury. "The results showed a stress reaction in the heel and her doctor and team have made the decision that Jordan needs to take time to recover fully so there is no long term injury".

In Hasay's own statement, she expressed regret for withdrawing.

"Despite my team working to give me every chance to make it to the starting line, I won't be able to join you".

In March, Hasay, 26, had to pull out of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships due to a peroneal tendon issue.

"It was the right decision", Hasay told The Tribune in a phone interview from Boston on Friday.

The women's field lacks Kenyan star Mary Keitany and Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba, who will race in the London Marathon on April 22.In the hunt will be past Boston winners Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia and Caroline Rotich of Kenya.

Reigning Chicago Marathon champion Galen Rupp and a host of top U.S. women's contenders could produce the first American title sweep in 35 years at Monday's (today's) 122nd Boston Marathon. Of her experience training for the marathon all while raising funds for FamilyAid Boston, she states: "This is also my very first marathon and I'm giving my all to help ensure I can cross that finish line".

Boston is strong five years after Boston Marathon bombing