Kiplagat, Kirui target Boston Marathon success

Kiplagat, Kirui target Boston Marathon success

Kiplagat’s Boston victory came in 2017 and the 41-year-old was runner-up to Worknesh Degefa two years later. She went on to finish fourth in that year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, which was her last marathon, and her results so far this year include a 32:20 10km in June.

Edna Kiplagat winning the 2017 Boston Marathon

Edna Kiplagat returns to race the Boston Marathon on Monday 11 October 2021, as the race makes a comeback after 910 days.

Following cancellation and postponement due to the pandemic, this year’s race – the 125th edition – will be the first held outside of its traditional Patriots’ Day date in April.

Kiplagat’s Boston victory came in 2017 and the 41-year-old was runner-up to Worknesh Degefa two years later. She went on to finish fourth in that year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, which was her last marathon, and her results so far this year include a 32:20 10km in June.

Geoffrey Kirui – who won world and Boston titles in 2017– is among the men's entries and he is also returning after a DNF at the 2020 Valencia Marathon.

He is joined by fellow Kenyans Benson Kipruto and Filex Kiprotich, who ran their respective PBs of 2:05:13 and 2:05:33 in 2019, plus Wilson Chebet, who has achieved four top five finishes in Boston, including a runner-up finish from 2014. 

 

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