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5 Years Later: Central Coast residents to run in Boston Marathon

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Update (5:30 p.m.) - Central Coast runner Jordan Hasay has announced that she has withdrawn from the 2018 Boston Marathon.

Hasay confirmed reports that she would no longer be participating in a tweet Sunday evening.  To read more, click here.


Central Coast runners will brave the elements for the 122nd Boston Marathon Monday, including our own Jordan Hasay, remembering the tragic day the city was bombed, five years later.

The Arroyo Grande native and Mission Prep Alumni is expected to be among the 30,000 runners who will take to the iconic course in the predicted wet and cold weather.

Hasay finished third among women at last year's Boston Marathon. Her time of 2:23:00 set a marathon debut record for an American woman. She was also the fourth fastest American woman ever at the Boston Marathon.

Hasay also set a course record at the 40th annual Chicago Marathon last fall. With a third-place finish, Hasay became the fastest American woman to finish the race with a time of 2:20:57. She also broke her personal record by two minutes.

The city of Boston will take time Sunday to remember the deadly Boston Marathon bombings that happened April 15, 2013, with solemn remembrances and charitable acts.

Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh and Republican Governor Charlie Baker laid wreaths early Sunday at the spots along downtown Boylston Street where two bombs killed three spectators and maimed more than 260 others that tragic day.

Both addressed families and survivors at a private ceremony inside the Boston Public Library.

At 2:49 p.m. (11:49 a.m. local time) a citywide moment of silence was observed, and the bells of Old South Church will be rung to mark the moment five years ago when the first bomb exploded. Sunday is "One Boston Day," devoted to blood drives and acts of kindness.

Dozens of local residents are registered to run in the race Monday morning. Officials say there will be tight security measures in place to keep the event safe.

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KSBY and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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