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2019 Boston Marathon To Have 9 Former Champions In Elite Field. The Boston Athletic Association and sponsor John Hancock officially announced the entire team of elite runners Thursday for the 2019 race.
There will be 82 elite athletes competing, including Olympians, Paralympians, world champions and marathon majors winners from 15 countries.
The returning men’s champions will be:
The returning women’s champions will be:
2018: Desiree Linden of the U.S. 2017: Edna Kiplagat of Kenya 2015: Caroline Rotich of Kenya 2012: Sharon Cherop of Kenya
Seven Boston Marathon wheelchair champions will also return for this year’s race, including defending champions Marcel Hug of Switzerland and Tatyana McFadden of the U.S.(01/28/2019) ⚡AMP
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. The event attracts 500,000 spectators each year, making it New England's most widely viewed sporting event. Though starting with 18 participants in 1897, the event now attracts over 20,000 registered participants each year. You have to qualify to participate. Among...more...