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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...

2009-07-21 08:00:00

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- 2008 Olympic Marathon gold medalist Sammy Wanjiru (KEN) today announced he will make his first U.S. appearance at the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in an attempt to better his current personal marathon record (2:05:10). With two sub-2:06 marathons to his credit and the benefits of Chicago's sleek course, the 22-year-old Kenyan's goals are within reach. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CLTH018LOGO ) "My plan for the fall is to...

2009-04-20 12:00:43

Ethiopian Deriba Merga took the men's title and Kenya's Salina Kosgei edged defending women's winner Dire Tune by 1 second Monday in the Boston Marathon. Merga finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 42 seconds, well ahead of his nearest pursuers. Daniel Rono of Kenya was second at 2:09:32 and American Ryan Hall placed third, 8 seconds behind Rono. Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya, the three-time men's defending champion, finished fifth. Kosgei won a side-by-side run to the finish over Tune, of Ethiopia,...

2009-01-27 09:25:00

Four-time Boston Winner and 2007 World Marathon Majors Champion Robert K. Cheruiyot and 2008 Boston Winner Dire Tune set to defend their titles on April 20 BOSTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Financial, in its 24th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, today announced the return of four-time champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and women's winner Dire Tune of Ethiopia for the 113th running of the race on April 20. "I'd like to thank John Hancock for...

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...

2006-01-23 13:57:11

By John Mehaffey LONDON (Reuters) - A new era in marathon running will dawn in Boston on April 17 with the start of a two-year series involving the five big city marathons. Organizers of the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York events have combined for a World Marathon Majors series which will culminate in New York next year with prize money of $500,000 for the overall men's and women's winners. "Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon, the U.S. and French Opens are to...

2006-01-23 10:40:40

By John Mehaffey LONDON (Reuters) - A new era in marathon running dawns in Boston on April 17 with a two-year series involving the five big city marathons and culminating in New York next year. A jackpot of one million dollars will be shared between the man and woman who gather most points from the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York events plus the marathons at next year's Osaka world championships. "Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon, the U.S. and French Opens are...

2006-01-22 11:34:51

By John Mehaffey LONDON (Reuters) - A new era in marathon racing will open in Boston on April 17 with the introduction of prize money for a rankings system based on the five big city races. The directors of the London, New York, Boston, Chicago and Berlin marathons will hold news conferences in London and Boston on Monday to announce the structure of the World Marathon Majors. A source close to the organizers told Reuters the prize money for men and women would be based on results...


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