Boston Marathon

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April 12, 2024

10 Things We Learned at Boston Marathon Media Day

Evans Chebet says he's ready to run at the Olympics if Kenya names him to the team, plus updates from Emma Bates, CJ Albertson, & Jenny Simpson.
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Hellen Obiri Seeks Repeat Victory

Obirit's coach, Dathan Ritzenhein, is confident that the Boston and NYC champ is ready to go. "We feel pretty confident that her fitness is the best it’s been for a marathon."
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Men's Preview: Evans Chebet Goes for 3-Peat & Kenyan Olympic Berth

Chebet is trying to become the first man to win three straight since 2008, but his coach has revealed to that he's been plagued by an Achilles issue during his buildup.
January 17, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Elite Men's Field Released - Evans Chebet Will Try To 3-Peat

Evans Chebet will look to become the fifth man to ever 3-peat in Boston but he'll have to beat surprise entrant Sisay Lemma, who just ran 2:01:48 in  Valencia. *MB: Boston marathon announces 2024 Elite Field
January 10, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Women's Elite Field Released: A Record 11 Sub-2:20 Women Are Scheduled to Race

A record 11 sub-2:20 women are scheduled to race on Patriots Day in Boston on April 15, the most for any marathon in history, surpassing the 10 that started in London last year. And Hellen Obiri (2:21:38 pb) will be the favorite. Emma Bates heads the US entries.
April 18, 2023

Eliud Kipchoge Says Upper Leg Issue Bothered Him at 2023 Boston Marathon; Vows to Return & Win

Kipchoge said the issue began to bother him around 30K, which is exactly when he was dropped from the lead pack.
April 17, 2023

What Went Wrong For Eliud Kipchoge at the 2023 Boston Marathon?

The GOAT took it out hard (14:17 at 5k, 62:19 at half) but fizzled late and finished 6th in 2:09:23. Where does he go from here?
April 17, 2023

American Emma Bates Runs the Race of Her Life at the 2023 Boston Marathon

Bates led much of the race and ran a huge 2:22:10 pb to finish as top American and back up her big pre-race talk.
April 14, 2023

New Course, Same Training: Eliud Kipchoge Didn’t Alter His Training at All for Boston Marathon

Kipchoge & Patrick Sang shared their wisdom with LetsRun before the big race on Monday.
April 14, 2023

Boston Women's Preview: Who Will Win the Deepest Women's Marathon Ever?

There will be five sub-2:18 women and 16 sub-2:21 women on the start line in Hopkinton -- both all-time records for a women's marathon.
April 13, 2023

Q&A With Reigning Champ Evans Chebet Ahead of 2023 Boston Marathon

Chebet, who used to never win (0 wins in his 1st 10 marathons with six 2nd place finishes), has been winning everything of late including in 2022 when he became the 5th man to win Boston & NYC in the same year, says those wins changed his life but he's excited about facing Eliud Kipchoge.
April 12, 2023

2023 Boston Men's Preview: Can Anyone Beat Eliud Kipchoge?

Kipchoge will have his hands full with the last two Boston champs, Benson Kipruto and Evans Chebet.
April 12, 2023

The Babe Ruth of Marathons Is Running Boston This Year -- Don't Miss It

The GOAT in the marathon - Eliud Kipchoge - is the first current men's marathon world record holder to run Boston since 1954. How will he do in his first hilly marathon? If you consider yourself a sports fan, you owe it to yourself to see him in person if you live nearby.
January 11, 2023

Conner Mantz, Scott Fauble Headline Additions to 2023 Boston Marathon Men's Field

A super Boston field just got even more super. Tanzania's Gabriel Geay (2:03:00) and Brazil's Daniel Do Nascimento (2:04:51) also join a field that already included Eliud KipchogeEvans Chebet, and Benson Kipruto.
January 09, 2023

Historically GREAT 2023 Boston Marathon Women's Field Announced - 3 Quick Thoughts

The 2022 Boston marathon will feature a RECORD 5 sub-2:18 women and 16 sub-2:21 women on its start line.
December 01, 2022

Mark Your Calendars: Eliud Kipchoge Is Running the 2023 Boston Marathon - 4 Thoughts

For the 1st time in his life, Kipchoge will run a hilly marathon in April. It will be his first US marathon in 3,109 days, since 2014 Chicago.
October 15, 2022

2021 Boston Marathon champ Diana Kipyokei suspended and her agent doesn't hold back: "Diana is completely guilty. I am sorry."

And have the Kenyans found a new super drug? Kipyokei is one of 10 athletes in the last two years to test positive for the same substance, triamcinolone acetonide, a drug once used by Lance Armstrong and Brad Wiggins. Why are they suddenly all testing positive for it now? *MB: Has Kenya found a super drug? 2021 Boston champ is one of 10 Kenyans to test positive for triamcinolone acetonide since 2021
April 20, 2022

2022 Boston Marathon Women's Report Cards

From A to DNF, we hand out grades to the top pro women at 2022 Boston.
April 14, 2022

2022 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Who's World #1, Meet Degitu Azimeraw, and Can Molly Seidel Make the Podium?

Last year's World #1 Peres Jepchirchir faces last year's World #2 Joyciline Jepkosgei in a clash of the titans. Could the course record go down? *2022 Boston Marathon women's field looks AMAZING but the intro to Jonathan Gault's Boston marathon preview is even more amazing
April 14, 2022

2022 Boston Marathon Men's Preview: Who's the Favorite, How Healthy Is Geoffrey Kamworor, & What Will CJ Albertson Do For an Encore?

The most loaded race in Boston's 126-year history is upon us. Can Kamworor rebound after two years of injuries or will reigning WMM champs Albert Korir (NYC), Sisay Lemma (London), or Benson Kipruto (Boston) keep rolling? *MB: 2022 Boston Marathon men's field is TOTALLY STACKED - Who you got?