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Grand finale for Jason Hartmann?

32-year-old from Michigan enters Monday's race as best U.S. hope for top-5 finish

Updated: April 14, 2013, 9:04 PM ET
By Brian Metzler | Competitor.com

A year ago, Jason Hartmann arrived in Boston wearing his Sunday best. Unlike many runners who hang out in comfortable running clothes the entire marathon weekend, Hartmann at one point got dressed up in a suit and tie.

But there was a good reason: He had a job interview a few days before the race.

He didn't get the job, but, as it turned out, it was his Monday best that steered his career path over the past year. Amid temperatures that soared into the mid-80s, Hartmann ran ...

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