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Elite USA Team For 117th Boston Marathon Announced
BOSTON (CBS) – The Elite USA Team for the 117th Boston Marathon was announced on Tuesday, with some familiar faces returning to Boston.
John Hancock Financial, the main sponsor of the Boston Marathon, announced that Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi, Abdi Abdirahman, Jason Hartmann, Fernando Cabada, Serena Burla, Stephanie Rothstein, and Alissa McKaig will make up the Elite USA Team, joining previously announced Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan in taking on a deep international field.
This will be the fourth Boston Marathon for Hall, a two-time Olympian who set an American course record in 2011 with a time of 2:04:58 — good for a fourth place finish. He finished third in 2009 and fourth in 2010, and is looking to finish with an even better time in 2013.