Elite women to watch ahead of the Boston Marathon

Updated: January 18, 2018, 3:57 PM ET
By Theresa Juva-Brown for Women's Running

Shalane Flanagan EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

The race for the women's title at the Boston Marathon on April 16 seems destined to produce some of the most thrilling performances in the history of the prestigious event.

The U.S. women set to run, including big names such as Shalane Flanagan and Deena Kastor, is considered the most accomplished group of American women ever assembled for Boston.

Not only will they have to contend with each other-they will also face tough competitors from other countries.

To find out who we should watch for in the lead pack and how the race might unfold, we reached out to former pro runner Carrie Tollefson, a 2004 Olympian, TV commentator and host of the podcast C Tolle Run.

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