There have been no changes to the women’s elite field - BOSTON, Mass. — John Hancock Elite Athlete Team changes for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2014 were announced this week by John Hancock Financial.
Additions to the elite men’s field include U.S. Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman and Kenyan elite Mathew Bowen. Withdrawals to the elite men’s field include Kenyan elite Moses Mosop, U.S. Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein and Australian Olympian Jeffrey Hunt.
IAAF has ratified the marathon world record set by Wilson Kipsang of Kenya at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on 29 September 2013. Kipsang (31) won in 2:03:23 hrs breaking the previous record of 2:03:38 set by Patrick Makau at the 2011 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Kipsang marked the ninth marathon world record set in Berlin since 1977, of which the last five were all set in the past ten years.
EME NEWS (OCT 27, 2013)
Kipruto and Kilel
FRANKFURT (GER, Oct 27): Despite difficult weather conditions top times at the 32nd BMW Frankfurt Marathon. Kenyans Vincent Kipruto and Caroline Kilel triumphed as stormy and wet weather ruined hopes for record performances. Kipruto braved high winds to clock 2:06:15, beating fellow-Kenyan and debutant Mark Kiptoo by just one second (2:06:16). Elijah Kemboi finished third with 2:07:34 personal best.
Kenyans Vincent Kipruto and Caroline Kilel triumphed in the 32nd BMW Frankfurt Marathon, where stormy and wet weather ruined hopes for record performances. Kipruto braved high winds to clock 2:06:15, beating fellow-Kenyan and debutant Mark Kiptoo by just one second. Elijah Kemboi finished third with 2:07:34. The women’s race also produced good performances where Caroline Kilel ran a personal best of 2:22:34, achieving her second Frankfurtvictory following success in 2010. Flomena Chepchirchir (Kenya/2:23:00) and Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba (2:23:01) were second and third across the finish line in the splendid setting of Frankfurt’s Festival Hall. 14,964 runners from 96 nations entered the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, which is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.