Cheruiyot, who was the first runner to break 2 hours and 6 minutes in Boston, chopped 82 seconds off Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot’s mark with his 2:05:52 clocking in 2010. He placed sixth in last year’s race.
Scratched from the women’s event are Russia’s Galina Bogomolova and Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska.
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes