2014 Boston Marathon elite fields announced
by on Wednesday, January 22, 2014  (0 comments)

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Just when you think London pulled in all the top runners, you see the Boston field. Not as star studded as London but hardly a field of pushovers.

Men

Moses Mosop	2:03:06 (Boston, 2011)	KEN

Dennis Kimetto 2:03:45 (Chicago 2013) CR KEN
Lelisa Desisa 2:04:45 (Dubai, 2013) ETH
Gebregziabher "Gebre" Gebremariam 2:04:53 (Boston, 2011) ETH
Markos Geneti 2:04:54 (Dubai, 2012) ETH
Wilson Chebet 2:05:27 (Rotterdam, 2011) KEN
Tilahun Regassa 2:05:27 (Chicago, 2012) ETH
Shami Dawud 2:05:42 (Dubai, 2012) ETH
Eric Ndiema 2:06:07 (Amsterdam, 2011) KEN
Frankline Chepkwony 2:06:11 (Eindhoven, 2012) KEN
Micah Kogo 2:06:56 (Chicago, 2013) KEN
Adil Annani 2:07:43 (London, 2012) MAR
Paul Lonyangata 2:07:44 (Xiamen, 2013) KEN
Dathan Ritzenhein 2:07:47 (Chicago, 2012) USA
Joel Kimurer 2:07:48 (Gongju, 2013) KEN
Lusapho April 2:08:32 (Hannover, 2013) CR RSA
Mebrahtom Keflezighi 2:09:08 (Houston, 2012) USA
Brett Gotcher 2:10:36 (Houston, 2010) USA
Jeffrey Hunt 2:11:00 (Beppu, 2010) AUS
Jason Hartmann 2:11:06 (Chicago 2010) USA
Nicholas Arciniaga 2:11:30 (Houston, 2011) USA
Vitaliy Shafar 2:11:52 (Frankfurt, 2013) UKR
Jeffrey Eggleston 2:12:03 (Chicago, 2012) USA


Kimetto was very close to the world record on a course that, in recent years, hasn't been considered a world record caliber course (though it was the site of world records and near misses just a decade or so ago). Mosop's time comes from that very aided Boston of 3 years ago but a 2:03:06 is solid regardless of conditions. Desisa, Gebremariam, Geneti and the rest add some solid depth to the field.

Women

Mare Dibaba	2:19:52 (Dubai, 2012)	ETH

Rita Jeptoo 2:19:52 (Dubai, 2012) KEN
Jemima Jelagat Sumgong 2:19:57 (Chicago, 2013) KEN
Meseret Hailu Debele 2:20:48 (Chicago, 2013) ETH
Eunice Kirwa 2:21:09 (Amsterdam, 2012) CR KEN
Sharon Cherop 2:22:28 (Berlin, 2013) KEN
Caroline Kilel 2:22:34 (Frankfurt, 2013) KEN
Desiree Davila Linden 2:22:38 (Boston, 2011) USA
Flomena Chepchichir Chumba 2:23:00 (Frankfurt, 2013) KEN
Buzunesh Deba 2:23:19 (New York, 2011) ETH
Tatiana Petrova Arkhipova 2:23:29 (London, 2012) RUS
Aleksandra Duliba 2:23:44 (Chicago, 2013) NR BLR
Yeshi Esayias 2:24:06 (Frankfurt, 2013) ETH
Philes Ongori 2:24:20 (Rotterdam, 2011) KEN
Belaynesh Oljira 2:25:01 (Dubai, 2013) ETH
Shalane Flanagan 2:25:38 (Houston, 2012) USA
Yolanda Caballero 2:26:17 (Boston, 2011) COL
Amy Hastings 2:27:03 (Los Angeles, 2011) USA
Lanni Marchant 2:28:00 (Toronto, 2013) CAN
Serena Burla 2:28:01 (Amsterdam, 2013) USA
Noriko Higuchi 2:28:49 (Tokyo, 2011) JPN
Adriana Nelson 2:28:52 (London, 2008) USA
Adriana Aparecida da Silva 2:29:17 (Tokyo, 2012) BRA


Three runners who have gone under 2:20, 9 at 2:23:00 or faster. Another solid field with good depth.

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