Welcome to episode 81 of the Final Surge podcast where today we welcome back Neely Spence Gracey to the podcast to talk about Boston. Boston is less than a week away and we talk to Neely about what a first-time runner should consider when heading to Boston and we take a look at some of the top names on the men's and women's race. We even get Neely to predict the winners of both races. Neely uses the Final Surge platform in her coaching, if you are interested in getting coached by Neely head over to NeelyRuns.com.
You were the top American Women at Boston in 2016, you want to explain why you are not running this year?
How will the weather affect the race?
If it is a little rainy like they are predicting, are those good conditions for a good fast race?
What should first-time runners know about the course?
Men's Elite Marathon
Is there someone you think can knock off the defending champ Geoffrey Kirui?
Last year Galen Rupp was runner-up and came back and won Chicago, what do you think the chance is of him winning and running a fast time?
Who will win the men's race? Lesisa Desisa
On the women's side, this is a really deep field. How will this play out?
One of the wild cards is Jordan Hasay, how do you see her playing a factor?
We have some veterans with experience in Deena Kastor and Kellyn Taylor, can one of these vets step up and surprise people?
Flanagan is coming off of NYC, can she repeat that at Boston?
Edna Kiplagat is the defending champ, is she going to be hard to knock off?
Who is someone we need to keep an eye on in the women's race?
Who will win the women's race? Kiplagat
What other advice do you have for runners to enjoy the weekend?