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Arroyo Grande’s Jordan Hasay sets out to win Boston Marathon on Monday

Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 14:13:20-04

Dozens of Central Coast runners will brave the elements for the Boston Marathon Monday, including our own Jordan Hasay.
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 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.

Sunday, Boston is marking the fifth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings with solemn remembrances and charitable acts.

Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh and Republican Gov. 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 on April 15, 2013.

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

At 2:49 p.m. a citywide moment of silence will be 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.

Security is tight for Monday’s 122nd running of the race.

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KSBY and the Associated Press contributed to the writing of this article