Marathon world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge has announced he will run the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2023, for the first time.
The Kenyan great will go head-t0-head with reigning champion and compatriot Evans Chebet, who claimed his first major marathon victory at the event last year, as well as Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa, who won the race in 2013 and 2015, and 2021 winner Benson Kipruto of Kenya.
The 38-year-old, who recently broke his own marathon world record at the Berlin Marathon – where he ran 02:01:09 – has won four of the six World Marathon Majors. But having never run Boston or New York, he says Boston is 'a new chapter in my Abbott World Marathon Majors journey'.
The 38-year-old, and first person ever to run a marathon in under two hours, has won 15 out of his 17 career marathons. He's won the London Marathon and Berlin Marathon four times, the Chicago Marathon in 2014 and Tokyo this year, totalling 10 World Marathon Major victories.
Few would bet against him taking his tally to 11 in Boston next April.
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