John Hancock Announces Return of Champions to 2017 Boston Marathon

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Atsede Baysa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle set to defend titles on April 17; Champions Caroline Rotich, Buzunesh Deba, Meb Keflezighi and Wesley Korir also seek another win - BOSTON Dec. 14, 2016) -- John Hancock Financial, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon since 1986, today announced the return of 2016 Boston Marathon champions Atsede Baysa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia to defend their titles at the 121st running of the race on April 17, 2017.

Early Signup for the 2017 Chicago Marathon!

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Apply now and be part of history! - Imagine yourself running through 29 Chicago neighborhoods with more than 40,000 runners. Imagine 1.7 million spectators cheering you on every step of the way. Imagine crossing the finish line of the 40th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and etching your name in the record books.

Molly Huddle named USATF Athlete of the Week after third-place finish in NYC Marathon debut

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INDIANAPOLIS -- In a sea of over 51,000 runners at last Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon, 2016 Olympian Molly Huddle (Providence, Rhode Island) pushed through to finish her debut marathon in third-place, running the sixth-fastest American woman’s NYC Marathon debut in history.