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.
On Tuesday, John Hancock Financial announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.
2012 Boston Marathon champions Sharon Cherop and Wesley Korir of Kenya will be defending their crowns come April.
The top finishers in the 116th Boston Marathon.
It took all of 26.2 miles for 28-year-old Kenyan Sharon Cherop to edge out 27-year-old Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong and win a very close race in the women’s elite division of the 2012 Boston Marathon.