CM – Olympic champion Jepcirchir headlines the field of the Boston women

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FILE PHOTO: November 7, 2021; New York, NY, USA; Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya celebrates after winning the women’s race at the New York City Marathon. She finished with a time of 2 hours 22 minutes 39 seconds. Mandatory credit: Seth Harrison-USA TODAY Sports

Olympic and New York City Marathon winner Peres Jepcirchir will lead a highly decorated women’s field at this year’s Boston Marathon.

The Kenyan who won Olympic gold and won the famous Five Borough Marathon and will make her racing debut in Boston on April 18.

« My high expectations are to be a winner and I want to be in my best shape on race day, » she said in an explanation.

She is supported in the field by former Boston winners Edna Kiplagat and Des Linden, 2021 London champion Joyciline Jepkosgei from Kenya, and Tokyo Olympic third medalist Molly Seidel from the United States.

« We are excited to welcome the fastest, most successful women’s field in the history of the Boston Marathon, » said Tom Grilk, President and CEO of the Boston Athletic Association.

The wheelchair event will be attended by five-time champion Tatyana McFadden, the gold medalist of the Paralympic marathon Madison de Rozario and Manuela Scar, who won last year in Berlin, London and Boston.

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