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Flanagan, Hartmann carry U.S. hopes

No American woman has won since 1985; an American male last triumphed in 1983

Updated: April 12, 2013, 10:13 AM ET
By Mario Fraioli | Competitor.com

Will an American runner break the tape on Boylston Street at the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday? On paper, this seems to be as good a year as any in recent memory, at least on the women's side of things.

Training partners Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher are hungry to have the laurel wreath placed upon their heads. Flanagan, a Marblehead, Mass., native who finished 10th in the marathon at the Olympic Games last summer in London, is making her ...

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