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Sharon Cherop

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya  and Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, after they won the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Desisa, Jeptoo Lead International Elite Team In 2014 Boston Marathon

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.

01/21/2014

Men's elite field heads out at the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon April 16, 2012 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

117th Boston Marathon Elite Field Announced

On Tuesday, John Hancock Financial announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.

01/15/2013

Sharon Cherop of Kenya and Wesley Korir of Kenya winners of the 116th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2012. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

2012 Boston Marathon Champs Korir, Cherop Returning For 2013

2012 Boston Marathon champions Sharon Cherop and Wesley Korir of Kenya will be defending their crowns come April.

12/18/2012

Sharon Cherop of Kenya and Wesley Korir of Kenya winners of the 116th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2012. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

116th Boston Marathon Top Finishers

The top finishers in the 116th Boston Marathon.

04/16/2012

Sharon Cherop of Kenya wins the women's division of the 116th Boston Marathon on the April 15, 2012. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Kenyan Sharon Cherop Wins Boston Marathon’s Women’s Elite Race

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.

04/16/2012

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