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Defending champions to return for 2013 Boston Marathon

Posted by Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com Staff  December 18, 2012 10:54 AM

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Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop will attempt to defend their Boston Marathon titles in 2013, the race sponsor, John Hancock Financial, announced on Tuesday.

The 117th Boston Marathon will be April 15.

Korir, a Kenyan who won the 2012 race in heat in the mid- to high 80s, said defending his title is his main goal for 2013.

The entire world recognizes and respects the Boston Marathon, and I am proudly a Boston Marathon champion forever, Korir said via a news release.

Cherop, who is also from Kenya, won the 2012 race by two seconds.

I know that there are some of the best athletes in the world competing in Boston in 2013, but Ill be ready for the big race, Cherop said.

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Look for updates, news, analysis and commentary from the following.
  • 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

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