The American runner recently finished fifth in the Chicago Marathon, matching her PR of 2:27:03.
The 29-year-old Hansons Brooks athlete ran a two-minute PR to finish as the top American at the Chicago Marathon.
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The lineup for the October race includes reigning Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, along with American Amy Hastings.
The Ethiopian holds the 5,000m and 10,000m world records on the track.
Jeptoo will chase history as she looks to break 2:20 for the third time.