Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Sport | By Stephen Hansen

Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

Lunenburg resident Kim Ortiz will run her first Boston Marathon on Monday.

Gibb had become the first woman to run the Boston Marathon a year prior as she concealed her gender by wearing a hoodie at the start of the race.

He had just completed the Boston Marathon in 2013 when two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line, killing three people and injuring hundreds more.

"When I was running, my body was feeling good", said Kiplagat, who was greeted at the finish line by two of her children.

And then there are those who just love to run.

Bombing anniversary: Bostonians marked the fourth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon attacks on Saturday with quiet remembrances for the victims. She was 20 at the time and finished the race in four hours, 20 minutes, although she wasn't the fastest female competitor.

Among the notables in this year's field is Kathrine Switzer, who will have a much easier time of it than she did 50 years ago when she was the first woman to officially compete in the race. The running series helped persuade the International Olympic Committee to add women's marathon to the list of sports in the 1984 Summer Olympics. "In the past I'd never been much of a runner and there was a while where I wasn't sure I'd be able to run because of my injury".

The elite women are on their way in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.

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Q. How many people can run it?

The Kenyan maintained her comfortable lead despite briefly stopping in the final miles when she realized she had grabbed a rival's water bottle from an aid station and went back to return it.

"I'm not really nervous, I'm excited".

Monday will mark Lancaster resident Amy Revell's third marathon, but her first in Boston.

Keflezighi, 41, finished 13th this year in what he said will be his last competitive run in Boston.

The 27-year old Garic finished in 24th place overall in the Men's Open Wheelchair Division and 32nd overall in a time of 1:39:38. While she's running to raise money this year, Rivers explained that her original run of the marathon had been more of a Bucket List item. She also won the New York City Marathon in 1974.

There are close to 30,000 people running in the Boston Marathon, representing 30,000 different possible reasons to subject yourself to a grueling 26.2 miles.

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