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15 APR 2011

There’s no such thing as a sure thing. We all know that; but, here’s one for you: this year’s men’s race at Boston will be a thriller. OK, that’s an easy prediction to make. They’ve all been thrillers in recent years; but, there are elements to this one that ensure that viewers’ attention will be held - grippingly - from Hopkinton all the way to the line in downtown Boston.

15 APR 2011

Lineth Chepkurui, the 23-year-old Kenyan road sensation, arrives here as the favorite after dominating the U.S. road-racing circuit last summer, with seven victories in nine races. And they weren’t merely wins, either: her triumphs included two 12K world bests and a time of 30:45 in the Crescent City Classic that held up as the fastest 10K in the world last year.

15 APR 2011
If Anna Pierce looks familiar but you can’t quite place the name, rest easy: your memory is fine. When she last ran the BAA Invitational Mile, in 2009 – becoming the first-ever champion of the race, in its inaugural year – she was Anna Willard.
13 APR 2011

“The spending impact of the 115th Boston Marathon is the equivalent to our region hosting the NCAA Final Four. It is a huge economic benefit for our visitor industry and it kick starts our Spring tourism season,” said Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau President and CEO, Patrick Moscaritolo.

12 APR 2011

The races begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. with the Middle School 1K, following the B.A.A. 5K. The Scholastic Invitational Mile starts at approximately 9:45. The field lists for both events are listed below.

12 APR 2011

The race will be televised live in its entirety, locally in Boston on WBZ-TV (Channel 4). Please visit www.cbsboston.com, for more information and bonus coverage of the 2011 Boston Marathon.

The race will be shown nationally on Universal Sports and online at www.UniversalSports.com

11 APR 2011

Samuelson won the 1979 Boston Marathon in an American Record time of 2:35:15, and she established a world record at the 1983 Boston Marathon in 2:22:43. Her performance from 1983 remains the fourth fastest time in Boston Marathon history.

“Boston is special race for me,” said Samuelson.  “The crowds know and appreciate the athletes competing and their accomplishments, and they never disappoint with their encouragement and enthusiasm. I look forward to experiencing their energy and excitement on Patriots’ Day.”

06 APR 2011
With three past champions and most of the top finishers from 2009 and 2010 coming back, the women’s field for the 115th Boston Marathon is one of the deepest, fastest and most experienced in the race’s history.

All of the top, professional athletes are part of principal sponsor John Hancock Financial’s Elite Athlete program and part of John Hancock’s extensive support of the Boston Marathon.

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