Joan Benoit Samuelson
Boston Marathon legend Joan Benoit Samuelson will join the pack of marathon runners on the 30-year anniversary of her Boston win in 1983. Samuelson also won the race in 1979 and became the inaugural winner of the first women's Olympic Marathon in 1984 in Los Angeles. Samuelson also ran the marathon in 2011, coming in under three hours and last year in 3:23:08 despite the harsh heat. She will run as a member of the John Hancock Elite Athlete Team.