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"As I come towards the end of my running career, there are still a few goals I want to achieve; winning the Boston Marathon is one of them," said Keflezighi. "The fans and crowds in
"I'm so happy to be running the Boston Marathon this spring," said Abdirahman. "It is one of the greatest and oldest marathons in the world and it has long been a dream of mine to run here."
Joining Hall, Keflezighi and Abdirahman on the John Hancock Elite Team is
"To be able to be a part of the Boston Marathon history was life changing for me," said Hartmann. "My expectation this year is to place as high as I can, and even better than last time."
On the women's side, previously announced Olympians Kara Goucher and
The complete John Hancock international field for the 2013 Boston Marathon will be announced in mid-January.
"For nearly 30 years now, John Hancock, as principal sponsor, has continually recruited the world's top runners to the historic Boston Marathon. This year we are proud to include an exceptionally talented U.S. Team in our elite field," said
"Held annually on Patriots' Day since 1897, the Boston Marathon is an international event with deep American roots. We are proud to welcome America's finest marathoners this year - Olympians and rising stars alike - to challenge some of the best runners that the world has to offer," said
The 2013 Boston Marathon marks the 28th year of John Hancock's landmark sponsorship of the legendary race. For additional information about the Elite Athlete Program and sponsorship, please visit www.johnhancock.com/bostonmarathon/sportspartnerships.html or follow us @jhboston26 on Twitter.
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