After missing the 2018 Boston Marathon due to a stress fracture in her heel, Arroyo Grande native and Mission Prep graduate Jordan Hasay returned to Boston for this year’s marathon and took third place in the women’s elite race.
Hasay finished as the top American with a time of 2:25:20. It was nearly two minutes slower than her first Boston Marathon in 2017 when she finished third and recorded the fastest U.S. debut ever in 2:23:00.
“I just feel so excited to be back out there,” Hasay said. “That was my goal after I had to skip two marathons last year with a stress fracture in my heel. It was really tough. It was the longest layoff I’ve had from running. I had to work really hard to get back to the level I was at.”
Hasay now has three podium finishes in three career marathons (2017 Boston Marathon, 2017 Chicago Marathon, 2019 Boston Marathon).
Now that she’s back on the Central Coast for some rest and recovery, she’s had some time to reflect on her return to marathon running.
“I feel relieved in a way and so excited that I was able to represent the Central Coast,” Hasay exclaimed. “It’s great being back here and to have some down time.”
Hasay will also be the race ambassador for the 24th annual ‘City to the Sea’ event in October of this year. She says it’s an honor to represent a community that has always had her back.
“It’s great coming back and everyone is saying congratulations and are so kind,” Hasay said. “I just love this community, so to be able to give back in a race like that, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Hasay is already getting herself prepared for the Chicago Marathon in October and the 2020 Olympic trials next February.