Jordan Hasay ran bravely in Chicago in 2017, finishin third in the race with the second-fastest time ever recorded by an American woman and the fastest American time ever in Chicago.
Hasay was slated to run the 2018 Boston and Chicago marathons, but she dropped out before the races with a recurring stress fracture in her foot. She took her time coming back, and it paid off.
Name: Jordan Hasay
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Outside of her Chicago stardom, Hasay initially turned heads at the 2017 Boston Marathon with a spectacular debut performance. She finished third in 2:23:00, the fastest marathon debut ever by an American woman by almost three minutes; she also turned in the fourth fastest Boston Marathon time in history by an American woman. Before her headline-grabbing performance in Boston, she ran the third fastest time ever by an American woman in the half marathon, 1:07:55, at the Prague Half Marathon. Hasay spent most of her career focused on the track before she finally transitioned to the roads – with great success – in 2016.
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Hasay made her name as a high school phenom and a 1,500m runner (she competed in the 2008 Olympic Trials as a high school runner). She was a two-time Cross Country national champion in high school, and a 15-time All-American and two-time NCAA indoor champion in the mile and 3000m at the University of Oregon.