World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge, will headline a star studded deep elite field at the 127th edition of the Boston Marathon that will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023 on Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The 38 year-old who is also a double Olympic gold medalist will square it out with the race defending champion Evans Chebet, the 2021 winner Benson Kipruto, and two-time victor Lelisa Desisa.
Tanzania’s National Record holder Gabriel Geay, the third fastest man on paper with a time 2:03.00 that he got last year at the Valencia Marathon where he took the silver medal, has had successful racing on the roads of Boston, winning the 2018 B.A.A. 10K, placing fourth at last year’s Boston Marathon, and finishing in second and third at the B.A.A. Half Marathon in 2019 and 2018, respectively.
The reigning New York City Marathon champion, Albert Korir, the 2015 World marathon Champion, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and the 2020 London Marathon champion, Shura Kitata will also be on start line to fight for the top honors.
Brazil’s Daniel Nascimento, the holder of the best time of a marathon runner born outside Africa and the record holder in the Americas who seemed to disrespect the course of the 2021 New York City Marathon which eventually broke him down severely after the 33km mark, will be making his debut as well as will Ethiopia’s Herpasa Negasa, who comes to this race with the fourth fastest time of 2:03.40 that he got at the 2019 Dubai Marathon, where he finished as a runner-up.