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Monday, April 19, 2021

2018年波士頓馬拉松賽冠軍Des Linden今年再來戰

             (Boston Orange 編譯) 2018年波士頓馬拉松賽冠軍Des Linden(19)日參加首屆愛國者日馬拉松賽,跑到終點線時宣佈,將於1011日以約翰漢考克專業體育隊員身分,參加第125屆波士頓馬拉松賽。

             8次參加波士頓馬拉松賽,曾兩次參加奧林匹克馬拉松賽的Des Linden說,參加這第125屆波士頓馬拉松賽,可是一生只有一次的機會。

             Des Linden5名前線工作人員及社區人士,今日在波約斯頓街(Boylston)上,一起跑了今天的這愛國者日馬拉松賽。傳統上,波士頓馬拉松賽就是在愛國者日舉行的。

             波士頓體育會執行長Tom Grilk今日在跑者們衝過終點線後,給了他們一個驚喜,邀請它們參加10月份的波士頓馬拉松賽,以感謝他們的工作與服務。

             Des Linden2018年時,冒著勁風驟雨,成為1985年以來,第一位拿到公開組冠軍的美國女跑者。在她的參賽歷程中,她曾5次名列波士頓前5名,其中包括2011年奪得亞軍。上星期她打破了5000英里的全國記錄,以2小時5954秒,跑完31.7英里。她誓約翰漢考克(John Hancock)專業體育隊宣佈的第一位第125屆波士頓馬拉松賽選手。

             125屆波士頓馬拉松賽將於明日,420日美東時間的早上10點開始,經由波士頓體育會的網上平台選手村Athletes’ Village,接受報名。423日下午5點截止受理。報名將並不會以先到先得的方式處理。挑選過程將和往年一致。申請人在42023日之間遞交的申請及合格時間,將由波士頓體育會確認並排序,預定5月初發通知。

             在親自參加路賽之外,波士頓體育會將舉辦歷史性的虛擬波士頓馬拉松賽,以慶祝這第125屆波士頓馬拉松賽。虛擬賽的報名日期從330日就開始了,已經有105個國家,以及全美50州的選手報名參加了。虛擬波士頓馬拉松賽將於108日至10日的比賽週舉行。


Des Linden to Race 125th Boston Marathon

2018 CHAMPION ANNOUNCED AS FIRST MEMBER OF THE JOHN HANCOCK PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE TEAM

BOSTON— Des Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon champion and two-time Olympic marathoner, today announced that she will compete in the 125th Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11, as part of the John Hancock Professional Athlete Team. Linden made the announcement at the Boston Marathon finish line after running in the inaugural Patriots’ Day Mile.

“The 125th Boston Marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to race the Boston Marathon in the fall,” said Linden, who will run the Boston Marathon for the eighth time. “After a hiatus last year, I’m excited to return to the streets of Boston, in front of the best fans in the world, and take part in this historic race.”  

Linden joined five frontline workers and community members in running the Patriots’ Day Mile on Boylston Street earlier today. Patriots’ Day is the traditional day for the Boston Marathon. Upon crossing the finish, Linden and B.A.A. President and C.E.O. Tom Grilk surprised the group with invitational entries to October’s Boston Marathon in appreciation for their work and service. Linden thanked the group for their service to the community and, in the spirit of her mantra, for continuing to show up during challenging times.

“Des Linden has been part of the Boston Marathon family for more than a decade, and her 2018 victory is one of the most memorable wins in race history,” said Grilk. “We look forward to Des’s return to Boston later this year and know that she’ll be aiming for the top of the podium once again.”

A fan favorite, Linden won the 2018 Boston Marathon prevailing through strong wind and rain to become the first American women’s open division champion since 1985. Linden has finished among the top five at Boston five times, including a runner-up showing in 2011. Last week, Des set a world best and national record for the 50K distance, completing 31.07 miles in 2:59:54. She is the first member of the John Hancock Professional Athlete Team to announce their participation in October’s 125th Boston Marathon.

Registration for the 125th Boston Marathon opens tomorrow, April 20 at 10:00AM ET, through the B.A.A.’s online platform Athletes’ Village. Registration for qualified athletes will remain open through 5:00PM ET on April 23, and entry is not first-come, first-served. The selection process will remain consistent with prior years: applications and qualifying times submitted between April 20 and April 23 will be verified and ranked by the B.A.A. based on the amount of time an athlete has run under their respective qualifying standard. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance once the B.A.A. has verified all applications in early May.

In addition to the in-person road race, the B.A.A. is also holding a historic virtual Boston Marathon in celebration of the 125th running of the Boston Marathon. Registration for the virtual race opened on March 30 and has already seen athletes from 105 countries and all 50 states register. The virtual marathon will take place over race weekend October 8–10.

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