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.
23,181 runners left Hopkinton Monday morning with the goal of finishing the 117th Boston Marathon.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women’s elite race division of the 2013 Boston Marathon Monday with an official time of 2:26.25.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women’s elite race division of the 2013 Boston Marathon Monday