BOSTON (CBS) — A two-time winner of the Boston Marathon will be back this October. The BAA announced Tuesday that Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia is the latest addition to the John Hancock Professional Athlete Team.
Desisa is running Boston for the seventh time; he won in 2013 and 2015 and finished a close second in 2019. He is also the reigning World Athletics Marathon champion and the 2018 New York City Marathon winner.READ MORE: Fire That Destroyed 2 Dracut Police Cruisers Was 'Intentionally Set', Officials Say
“Boston has become my second home and I truly cherish my time when I am there,” Desisa said in a statement. “I return to compete still chasing my third victory in the Boston Marathon. Thank you, Boston; I look forward to putting on a good show for you on Marathon Monday!”READ MORE: Moderna's Vaccine Is Most Effective Against COVID Hospitalization, But Pfizer And J&J Also Protect Well, CDC-Led Study Says
The BAA also announced that 2020 Houston Marathon winner Kelkile Gezahegn will make his Boston Marathon debut this fall.MORE NEWS: Framingham Latest Community To Ask National Guard For Help Driving Students To School
WBZ-TV is once again the television home of the Boston Marathon, with full coverage on October 11 from start to finish.