Unfortunately @JordanHasay has a stress reaction in the heel and will not be able to run. "Despite my team working to give me every chance to make it to the starting line, I won't be able to join you. I'll be cheering everyone on and hope you enjoy this historic race." pic.twitter.com/zwhXERrQBX
— Boston Marathon JH (@jhboston26) April 15, 2018
26-year-old Jordan Hasay has dropped out of the Boston marathon due to a heel injury, the official marathon sponsor John Hancock announced via Twitter at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Hasay underwent an MRI yesterday that revealed the “stress reaction,” which may be related to the plantar fasciitis she was dealing with earlier in the year, though she had been training well in preparation for the marathon and was thought to be healthy.
Hasay made her marathon debut at Boston in 2017, finishing third and running the fastest first marathon by an American woman (2:23:00). She placed third at the Chicago marathon later the same year, shaving more than two minutes off her time, and was one of four American women considered to have a strong chance of winning in Boston this year (the others being Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Linden, and Molly Huddle).
The elite women’s race gets under way at 9:32 a.m. today.