April 5, 2016
In January, we gave you the elites for the 2016 Boston Marathon: Three Quick Thoughts On The 2016 Boston Marathon Field.
Today, John Hancock revealed there are a few changes to the field. The men’s field got a little weaker as former WR holder Geoffrey Mutai pulled out as organizers said he didn’t meet his “training goals.” The 34-year-old Mutai has struggled in recent years to live up to his lofty expectations. Of the first 10 marathons of his career that he finished dating through his 2013 New York win, Mutai finished first or second in all but one of them. Since winning in New York in 2013, Mutai’s marathon finishes are as follows:
2:08:18 6th London
2:13:44 6th New York
2:09:29 5th Berlin
The women’s field got stronger as Amane Beriso, who surprised with a 2:20:48 debut for second in Dubai in January, was added to the field. There were a few other changes as well.
Geoffrey Mutai, due to not meeting training goals
Abdelmajid El Hissouf, due to knee injury
Purity Cherotich Rionoripo, due to knee injury
Amane Beriso, Ethiopia (PB: 2:20:48, Dubai 2016), 5th fastest debut of all time
The full elite field for Boston now is as follows:
Talk about the development on our world famous fan forum / messageboard: MB: Father Time wins again? Geoffrey Mutai pulls out of 2016 Boston Marathon as he doesn’t hit his “training goals”