"Why not?" asks the race's head official.
It's been a tradition of his for the past 23 years.
She had planned to take it out fast from the start.
Despite a shaky start, Hall makes a thrilling return to world-class fitness and runs one of the fastest marathons ever.
The American was in the hunt for victory all the way to the finish line.
The Hansons-Brooks runner discussed her strategy to hold the fire to the feet of her fellow contenders.
American Ryan Hall is fourth in 2:04:58.
He shattered the course record as well.
Lukas Verzbicas was a close second.