B.A.A. Statement on Diana Kipyokei Disqualification

The Boston Athletic Association has received the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) update in regards to Diana Kipyokei’s sanction. As a result of the completion of the adjudication process, Diana Kipyokei’s result in the 2021 Boston Marathon has been disqualified. 

The B.A.A. is in the process of adjusting race rankings and will provide prize award adjustments to top finishers of the 2021 event. Edna Kiplagat of Kenya has been elevated to women’s open division champion of the 125th Boston Marathon, and is now recognized as a two-time Boston winner (2017 and 2021).

The Boston Athletic Association supports strict anti-doping measures to ensure fair competition and clean sport. Athletes in the professional divisions at the Boston Marathon are tested in accordance with the guidelines set forth by World Athletics, the World Anti-Doping Agency, and the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The B.A.A. is committed to providing a fair environment for competition and supports all measures that ensure the integrity of the sport.

2021 Boston Marathon Women’s Top 10 Finishers: 

1. Edna Kiplagat, KEN, 2:25:09, $150,000

2. Mary Ngugi, KEN, 2:25:20, $75,000

3. Monicah Ngige, KEN, 2:25:32, $40,000

4. Netsanet Gudeta, ETH, 2:26:09, $25,000

5. Nell Rojas, CO, 2:27:12, $18,000

6. Workenesh Edesa, ETH, 2:27:38, $13,500

7. Atsede Baysa, ETH, 2:28:04, $10,500

8. Biruktayit Eshetu, ETH, 2:29:05, $8,500

9. Tigist Abayechew, KEN, 2:29:06, $7,000

10. Caroline Rotich, KEN, 2:29:54, $5,500