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2014-01-21 12:26:10

46 Elite Athletes From 13 Countries Invited For 118th Running on April 21 BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 118(th) running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. A complete field list follows. Reigning champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo will return to defend their titles, but will be challenged by the fastest field ever assembled for the world's...

2006-04-17 18:41:59

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenya's Robert Cheruiyot set a course record on the way to winning his second Boston Marathon on Monday, while compatriot Rita Jeptoo strode to victory in the women's race. 2003 champion Cheruiyot, facing the largest field of top U.S. runners in more than two decades, pulled ahead in the latter stages to overtake fellow Kenyan Benjamin Maiyo and American Meb Keflezighi, lowering the course record by a second. "I thought maybe I was going to slow...

2006-04-17 15:28:55

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, beating the course record by one second. Fellow Kenyan Rita Jeptoo won the women's race in her first attempt at a U.S. marathon. Facing the largest field of top U.S. runners in more than two decades, 2003 champion Cheruiyot pulled ahead in the second half to overtake fellow Kenyan Benjamin Maiyo and American Meb Keflezighi. "I thought maybe I was going to slow down but I was very...

2006-04-17 13:05:28

BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenyan Rita Jeptoo won the Boston Marathon on Monday, overtaking last year's New York City Marathon winner Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia and Reiko Tosa of Japan who dominated the first half in the women's field. Jeptoo, 25, won the 110th edition of the world's oldest annually contested marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours 23 minutes 38 seconds. The time fell short of the women's course record of 2:20:43 set by Margaret Okayo of Kenya in 2002. It was Jeptoo's...


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