Boston looks unpredictable as usual
Tough course, fitness of big-name men among the factors to keep an eye on
The Boston Marathon is not kind to reputations. The unbeaten and the seemingly unbeatable have been humbled here, and the last pre-race favorite to win the men's race was Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot in 2008.
The elevation profile of the course -- which cossets and then tortures you -- the possible extremes of weather and wind and race policy prohibiting pace-setters combine to create high levels of unpredictability.
With that in mine, here are some things to look for in the ...
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