The combined winners of 85 global marathons will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title at April's 119th running of the historic race. The elite field includes Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel. - BOSTON (January 20, 2015) —In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20. A complete field list follows.
Five past champions will return to compete in the world’s most historic marathon, but they will be strongly challenged by a talented men’s and women’s international field possessing both speed and depth. Boston champions Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel will join Olympic and IAAF World Championships medalists; Abbott World Marathon Majors champions of Berlin, New York City and Tokyo; and the combined winners of 85 global marathons who will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title.