CM – The men’s and women’s fields are wide open in the Boston Marathon when Kiplagat returns


The 2021 Boston Marathon has a number of big names in both men and women, but the return of Kenyan double marathon world champion Edna Kiplagat is the most notable.

The 42-year-old won consecutive world gold medals in 2011 and 2013 and has the fastest personal best time in the women’s race with 2 hours 19 minutes 50 seconds, but like many of the fastest athletes these times are not based on current form.

At the London Marathon 2012 she showed her best when she came second behind her compatriot and recently retired Mary Keitany.

The Kenyan Angela Tanui has the best time of the season in the race of 2:20:08, which is also her personal best.

Only four runners in the top 10 of the personal bests set their fastest time in the last two years – the second fastest among them is the Ethiopian Workenesh Edesa, who ran 2:20:24 in Valencia in 2019.

Her compatriot Sutume Kebede last ran tes year 2:20:30 a.m. at the Tokyo Marathon, while Kenyan Diana Chemtai Kipyogei ran 2:22:06 a.m. in Istanbul in 2020.

The United States’ greatest hope is Jordan Hasay, but she struggled to rediscover their shape before the pandemic.

None of the fastest men’s runners has finished a marathon this year or 2020.

Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa is one of the favorites, but the 2019 world champion has been his victory at the Dubai Marathon 2013 in 2:04:45.

Desisa crossed the finish line first in 2013 and 2015 and second in 2016 and 2019.

His compatriot Asefa Mengstu has the fastest personal best – 2:04:06 – in the field that was set up at the 2018 Dubai Marathon, while his teammate Lemi Berhanu ran 2:04:33 at the 2016 Dubai Marathon.

Jemal Yimer holds the national half marathon record of 58 : 33 minutes and could sweep away a field of runners who a few seasons ago ih re best races have run for the most part.

Yimer technically ran a marathon before – the 2020 Valencia Marathon – but retired at 35 kilometers after falling at the start of the race.

Kenyan Benson Kipruto has won a marathon this season and crossed the finish line in Prague in 2:10:16, but this time shouldn’t jeopardize the lead – not even the 2:08:38 from his teammate Wilson Chebet, which were only good enough for 13th place in Milan.

Michael Houston is a reporter at He has participated in several major events, including cycling at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. He also has experience working for the World Curling Federation and British Athletics.

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