Arriving at B.A.A. headquarters minutes before a press roundtable, the Kenyan trio of Mutai, Kilel and Mosop scoped out the historic pieces of memorabilia lining the halls – including some of their own relics from April’s history-making race. Despite the trophies, awards, and old sneakers, there was one piece in particular, just over two months old, which caught their immediate attention. It was the television race replay, which was playing on a screen close by.
This was the first time the three had seen themselves running the streets between Hopkinton and Boston. Soon Gebremariam joined in, and it was as if the four were watching it unfold live.