BOSTON MARATHON

Professional Athlete & Professional Development Program

Professional Athlete & Professional Development Program

 


The B.A.A. is proud to host the Boston Marathon Professional Athlete Program and the Boston Marathon Professional Development Program for the 127th running of the Boston Marathon.
JAN. 11 NEWS: 127th Boston Marathon Men’s Field to Feature Abbott World Marathon Major Champions, Olympic & Paralympic Stars
JAN. 9 NEWS: Global Medalists, National Record Holders, Olympians and Paralympians Among 127th Boston Marathon Women’s Field
DEC. 1 NEWS: World Record Holder, World Champion, Six Boston Winners to Square Off at 127th Boston Marathon

Professional Athlete Program

Defending Champions, Olympians and World Champions headline the Professional Athlete Program

  • Runners who have run a marathon sub 2:35 for women and sub 2:13 for men. 
  • Runners (debuting in the marathon) who have run a half marathon sub 1:11 for women and sub 1:02 for men.
  • Pro Wheelchair athletes who have pushed a marathon sub 1:52 for women and sub 1:31 for men. 
  • For consideration, contact Mary Kate Shea, Director Professional Athletes-Events at mkshea@baa.org
     

Professional Development Program

Developing athletes are provided with complimentary entry and access to the professional start and prize purse

  • Female runners who have run sub 2:45 for Open and sub 2:48 for Masters divisions. 
  • Male runners who have run sub 2:19 for Open and sub 2:22 for Masters divisions. 
  • To be considered for this program, please register online through the B.A.A.'s registration platform, Athletes’ Village and request consideration for the Pro Start when prompted. 
  • Runners who request consideration for the Professional Development Program will be notified of their selection or non-selection by December 20, 2022. 

 

USADA Drug Testing

 

John Hancock Professional Athlete Team

The full 2023 Boston Marathon professional field, including the Wheelchair Division and Para Athletics Divisions top contenders, can be found below.

BOSTON MARATHON PROFESSIONAL FIELD – WOMEN’S OPEN DIVISION

^ signifies Boston Marathon Champion

*signifies Masters (40+) athlete

NAME

COUNTRY

PERSONAL BEST

Amane Beriso

Ethiopia

2:14:58 (NR)

Sheila Chepkirui

Kenya

2:17:29

Joyciline Jepkosgei

Kenya

2:17:43

Lonah Salpeter

Israel

2:17:45

Angela Tanui

Kenya

2:17:57

Fancy Chemutai

Kenya

2:18:11

Gotytom Gebreslase

Ethiopia

2:18:11

Hiwot Gebremaryam

Ethiopia

2:19:10

Edna Kiplagat^*

Kenya

2:19:50

Celestine Chepchirchir

Kenya

2:20:10

Maurine Chepkemoi

Kenya

2:20:18

Mary Ngugi

Kenya

2:20:22

Nazret Weldu Gebrehiwet

Eritrea

2:20:29 (NR)

Sara Hall*

USA

2:20:32

Ababel Yeshaneh

Ethiopia

2:20:51

Vibian Chepkirui

Kenya

2:20:59

Atsede Baysa^

Ethiopia

2:22:03

Desiree Linden^

USA

2:22:38

Viola Cheptoo

Kenya

2:22:44

Nienke Brinkman

Netherlands

2:22:51 (NR)

Emma Bates

USA

2:23:18

Sharon Lokedi

Kenya

2:23:23

Dakotah Lindwurm

USA

2:25:01

Jessica Stenson

Australia

2:25:15

Laura Thweatt

USA

2:25:38

Nell Rojas

USA

2:25:57

Annie Frisbie

USA

2:26:18

Sara Vaughn

USA

2:26:23

Haruka Yamaguchi

Japan

2:26:35

Aliphine Tuliamuk

USA

2:26:50

Maggie Montoya

USA

2:28:07

Hanna Lindholm*

Sweden

2:28:59

Maegan Krifchin

USA

2:29:12

Militsa Mircheva

Bulgaria

2:29:23 (NR)

Jane Bareikis

USA

2:30:04

Sydney Devore

USA

2:31:07

Annmarie Tuxbury

USA

2:31:31

Kaitlin Goodman

USA

2:32:08

Kodi Kleven

USA

2:32:45

Jess Watychowicz

USA

2:33:09

Briana Boehmer*

USA

2:33:20

Nina Zarina

Russia

2:33:22

Jesse Cardin

USA

2:33:34

Savannah Berry

USA

2:33:42

Olivia Pratt

USA

2:34:22

Anne-Marie Blaney

USA

2:34:38

Mckale Montgomery

USA

2:35:01

Liza Howard

Canada

2:35:29

Esther Atkins

USA

2:36:32

Sylvia Bedford

USA

2:36:32

English Jackson Tomlinson

USA

2:36:51

Aisling Cuffe

USA

2:37:23

Rachel Coogan

USA

2:37:40

Claire McCarthy*

Ireland

2:38:26

Ann Centner

USA

2:38:30

Tennille Ellis

Australia

2:39:08

April Lund*

USA

2:39:23

Carmen Hussar*

Canada

2:39:51

Gina Rouse*

USA

2:41:19

Natasha Bliss*

USA

2:43:28

Julie Lajeunesse*

Canada

2:44:49

Laurie Knowles*

USA

2:44:53

Jennifer Hughes*

USA

2:45:19

Jenny Hitchings*

USA

2:45:32

Hilary Corno*

USA

2:45:34

Rebecca Brown*

Australia

2:45:43

Erika Kemp

USA

Debut

Danielle Moreno

USA

Debut

Maria Coffin

USA

Debut

BOSTON MARATHON PROFESSIONAL FIELD – WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

^ signifies Boston Marathon Champion

NAME

COUNTRY

PERSONAL BEST

Susannah Scaroni

USA

1:27:31

Manuela Schär^

Switzerland

1:28:17 (CR)

Madison de Rozario

Australia

1:31:11

Tatyana McFadden^

USA

1:31:30

Jenna Fesemyer

USA

1:33:50

Marie Emmanuelle Alphonse

Mauritius

1:35:14

Christie Dawes

Australia

1:37:12

Vanessa de Souza

Brazil

1:40:23

Aline Dos Santos Rocha

Brazil

1:41:39

Michelle Wheeler

USA

1:45:45

Yen Hoang

USA

1:47:29

Patricia Eachus

Switzerland

1:47:06

Eden Rainbow Cooper

Great Britain

1:47:27

Emelia Perry

USA

1:49:55

Eva Houston

USA

1:59:49

Hannah Dedrick

USA

2:02:23

Hannah Babalola

Nigeria

2:11:42

BOSTON MARATHON PROFESSIONAL FIELD – WOMEN’S PARA ATHLETICS DIVISION

NAME

COUNTRY

PERSONAL BEST

CLASSIFICATION

Lisa Thompson

USA

3:16:53

T13 (Vision Impairment)

Liz Willis

USA

3:56:31

T64 (Lower-Limb Impairment)

Jacky Hunt-Broersma

USA

5:05:13

T64 (Lower-Limb Impairment)

 

BOSTON MARATHON PROFESSIONAL FIELD – MEN’S OPEN DIVISION

^ signifies Boston Marathon Champion

*signifies Masters (40+) athlete

NAME

COUNTRY

PERSONAL BEST

Eliud Kipchoge

Kenya

2:01:09 WR

Evans Chebet^

Kenya

2:03:00

Gabriel Geay

Tanzania

2:03:00 NR

Herpasa Negasa

Ethiopia

2:03:40

Benson Kipruto^

Kenya

2:04:24

Lelisa Desisa^

Ethiopia

2:04:45

Shura Kitata

Ethiopia

2:04:49

Daniel Do Nascimento

Brazil

2:04:51 NR

John Korir

Kenya

2:05:01

Nobert Kigen

Kenya

2:05:13

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie

Eritrea

2:05:34

Andualem Belay

Ethiopia

2:05:45

Mark Korir

Kenya

2:05:49

Filmon Ande

Eritrea

2:06:38

Andamlak Belihu

Ethiopia

2:06:40

Isaac Mpofu

Zimbabwe

2:06:48 NR

Hamza Sahli

Morocco

2:07:15

Michael Githae

Kenya

2:07:28

Albert Korir

Kenya

2:08:03

Conner Mantz

USA

2:08:16

Scott Fauble

USA

2:08:52

Melikhaya Frans

South Africa

2:09:24

Matt McDonald

USA

2:09:49

Nico Montanez

USA

2:09:55

Mick Iacofano

USA

2:09:55

Mustafa Mohamed*

Sweden

2:10:03 NR

Hendrik Pfeiffer

Germany

2:10:18

CJ Albertson

USA

2:10:23

Nathan Martin

USA

2:11:05

Colin Mickow

USA

2:11:22

Wilkerson Given

USA

2:11:44

Turner Wiley

USA

2:11:59

Jonas Hampton

USA

2:12:10

Ben True

USA

2:12:53

Mick Clohisey

Ireland

2:13:19

Brian Shrader

USA

2:13:27

Paul Hogan

USA

2:14:55

JP Flavin

USA

2:14:55

Sam Chelanga

USA

2:15:02

Pardon Ndhlovu

USA

2:15:04

Joe Whelan

USA

2:15:36

Connor Weaver

USA

2:15:49

Zachary Ornelas USA

2:16:01

Fernando Cabada*

USA

2:16:52

Edward Mulder

USA

2:16:55

Matt Lenehan

USA

2:17:02

Andrew McCann

USA

2:17:07

Jon Mott

USA

2:17:20

Jack Mastandra

USA

2:17:28

Brian Harvey

USA

2:17:40

Eduardo Garcia

USA

2:17:44

Adam Wollant

USA

2:17:53

Mark Messmer

USA

2:17:56

Jason Ayr

USA

2:18:14

Luis Carlos Rivero

Guatemala

2:18:30

Eric Ashe

USA

2:18:42

Austin O’Brien

USA

2:18:43

Gilles Rubio*

France

2:18:53

Sergio Reyes*

USA

2:19:51

Prescott Leach*

USA

2:19:57

Augustine Choge

Kenya

2:20:53

Markus Ploner*

Italy

2:22:39

Simon Poulin*

Canada

2:22:55

Dave Archer*

Great Britain

2:25:04

Steven Lawrence*

USA

2:25:22

Chip O’Hara*

USA

2:25:36

Anthony Bruns*

USA

2:25:45

Miguel Morone*

Brazil

2:25:54

Iain Hunter*

USA

2:26:06

Dennis Mbelenzi*

Canada

2:26:07

Zouhair Talbi

Morocco

Debut

BOSTON MARATHON PROFESSIONAL FIELD – MEN’S WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

^ signifies Boston Marathon Champion

NAME

COUNTRY

PERSONAL BEST

Marcel Hug^

Switzerland

1:17:47 WR

Ernst van Dyk^

South Africa

1:18:04

Josh Cassidy^

Canada

1:18:25

Aaron Pike

USA

1:20:02

Johnboy Smith

Great Britain

1:20:05

Hiroki Nishida

Japan

1:20:28

Kota Hokinoue

Japan

1:20:54

Daniel Romanchuk^

USA

1:21:36

Rafael Botello

Spain

1:22:18

Patrick Monahan

Ireland

1:22:23

Sho Watanabe

Japan

1:24:00

Hermin Garic

USA

1:24:18

James Senbeta

USA

1:24:27

Simon Lawson

Great Britain

1:25:06

David Weir

Great Britain

1:26:17

Brian Siemann

USA

1:26:46

Evan Correll

USA

1:27:19

Jason Robinson

USA

1:29:01

Phillip Croft

USA

1:30:14

Jetze Plat

Netherlands

1:30:44

Wyatt Willand

USA

1:31:50

Mark Millar

Ireland

1:33:50

Sean Frame

Great Britain

1:36:19

Hitoshi Matsunaga

Japan

1:36:27

Valera Jacob Allen

USA

1:43:59

Dustin Stalberg

USA

1:44:28

Aidan Gravelle

USA

1:49:05

Jake Lappin

Australia

1:56:21

BOSTON MARATHON PROFESSIONAL FIELD – MEN’S PARA ATHLETICS DIVISION

NAME

COUNTRY

PERSONAL BEST

CLASSIFICATION

Matthew Felton

Australia

2:41:02

T46 (Upper-Limb Impairment)

Atsbha Gebre Gebremeskel

Ethiopia

Debut

T46 (Upper-Limb Impairment)

Chaz Davis

USA

2:31:48 NR

T12 (Vision Impairment)

Alexander France

USA

2:48:17

T12 (Vision Impairment)

Ary Carlos Santos

Brazil

2:43:39

T13 (Vision Impairment)

Andrew Thorsen

USA

2:49:46

T13 (Vision Impairment)

Marko Cheseto Lemtukei

USA

2:35:55 WB

T62 (Lower-Limb Impairment)

Brian Reynolds

USA

3:03:21

T62 (Lower-Limb Impairment)