Galen Rupp
Photo: Michael Doyle.

What do the top runners in the world listen to? Members of the John Hancock Elite Team, the crop of some of the world’s fastest runners racing the 2018 Boston Marathon, shared their top Spotify playlists ahead of race day.

As the April 16 marathon approaches, elite runners including Shalane Flanagan, Galen Rupp, Deena Kastor, Canadians Reid Coolsaet and Krista DuChene and Des Linden made public their top music choices on the streaming platform.

Users can either listen to each athlete’s playlist or get a combination of songs played through www.runeliteplaylist.com. From Galen Rupp’s God’s Plan pick to Shalane Flanagan’s Sweet Dreams choice, see a selection of athlete playlists below.

Reid Coolsaet

Krista DuChene

Galen Rupp

Shalane Flanagan

Molly Huddle

Jordan Hasay

Deena Kastor

Des Linden

Meb Keflezighi

Ryan Hall

Sara Hall

Click here for the complete playlists.

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