American elite distance runners Ryan Hall and Mebrahtom Keflezighi said they were ready to compete for a win in the 114th Boston Marathon on Monday.
"I'm ready to take a swing at the top spot," Hall said during today's Boston Marathon elite athlete media conference at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.
Hall finished third here a year ago, and Keflezighi won the New York City Marathon in November.
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 15-time Boston qualifier who's completed 11 consecutive Boston Marathons and 23 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 12th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes