Two-time Boston Marathon champion, reigning World Athletics Marathon champion, Lelisa Desisa will be the star to watch at the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon that will be held on Monday (11) Eastern Massachusetts, Boston.
Desisa, who cut the tape in 2013 in a time of 2:10.22 then again in 2015 in 2:09.17, returns to Boston for the seventh time. In 2019, Desisa finished runner-up by a mere two seconds behind winner Lawrence Cherono.
“Boston has become my second home and I truly cherish my time when I am there,” said Desisa. “I return to compete still chasing my third victory in the Boston Marathon. Thank you, Boston; I look forward to putting on a good show for you on Marathon Monday!”
The 31 year-old has previously won the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, 2013 Dubai Marathon, and earned silver at the 2013 World Athletics Championships Marathon. He comes to this race with a personal best of 2:04.45 that he got in 2013 at Dubai Marathon which is the third fastest time on paper. The Boston marathon has invited nine men who have sub 2:06.00 or faster.