The character of a champion includes overcoming adversity. In last year’s marathon, Lelila Desisa was the champion.
Defending Boston Marathon champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo will return to defend their titles this April, but they’ll be challenged by the fastest field ever assembled for this race.
2013 Boston Marathon champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya will be defending their crowns in the 118th running of the race on April 21, sponsor John Hancock announced on Wednesday.
The winner of the men’s race at the Boston Marathon says he is returning his winner’s medal to honor the city and those killed and injured in the terrorist bombings.
23,181 runners left Hopkinton Monday morning with the goal of finishing the 117th Boston Marathon.
The Boston Marathon men’s division came down to the wire with 20-year-old Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pulling away on Boylston Street for his first victory here.