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Marchant enters Boston in-between

Lawyer, Canadian record holder not embraced by home or adopted countries

Updated: April 17, 2014, 3:45 PM ET
By Jon Gugala | Competitor.com

Lanni Marchant enters a Nashville coffee shop dressed like a rock star: black motorcycle jacket, blue hair and silver ballet flats.

It's her 30th birthday, but before she reached that day Marchant became the best women's Canadian distance runner in history. On Monday, she'll line up with the elite field at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

In October, Marchant broke the 28-year-old Canadian women's marathon record at Toronto, running 2:28:00. After spending six weeks in Kenya ...

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