Elk River's Emma Bates finishes fifth in Boston Marathon, is fastest woman from United States

Emma Bates was the top American finisher in the women’s division of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Given how well she was training, Emma Bates believed she could finish among the top five women in Monday’s Boston Marathon. The Elk River native made it happen, even if it didn’t play out quite as she expected.

Bates planned to stay behind the pacesetters and unleash a big late move. Instead, she found herself in front at the 25-kilometer mark, leading one of the most talented fields in race history. Though she dropped back in the final two miles, Bates finished fifth […]

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