Korir, Cherop in good company

Strong international fields will push defending champions in Boston Marathon

Updated: April 8, 2013, 2:15 PM ET
By David Monti | Race Results Weekly

African athletes will make up the bulk of the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, among them defending champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya.

Other top African stars include Kenyans Levy Matebo, Dickson Chumba, Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot and Micah Kogo (debut) for the men, and Rita Jeptoo for the women. The Ethiopian men will be led by Gebre Gebremariam, Markos Geneti, Shami Abdullah Dawit and Raji Assefa. Meseret Hailu Debele and ...

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