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  1. Who to watch

    The 2018 Boston Marathon features New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan of the United States in the women’s race and Chicago Marathon champion Galen Rupp, also from the US, in the men’s event.

    The last time an American won the women’s event was back in 1985. The men’s race includes six returning champions such as Geoffrey Kirui, Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Lelisa Desisa.

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  2. Get Inspired: How to get into Running

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    Video caption: London Marathon 2017: Beating the bullies, Fran's inspiring story
    • Running helps to get rid of stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.
    • It burns more calories than many mainstream exercise activities. You can do it as little or as often as you like and fit it around your busy schedule.
    • If you want to start running but feel nervous about doing it on your own, RunTogether could be the answer.
    • Or check out parkrun UK, who organise free weekly runs in open spaces including parks, woodlands and beaches.
    • You can find more about how to get into running here with Get Inspired's handy guide.