Celebrities and elites at Boston Marathon
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Nicknamed Mr. Amsterdam by his Dutch fans, 26-year-old Kenyan Wilson Chebet is known for his marathon wins and pacing duties in in the Netherlands, including his personal best of 2:05:27 in the 2011 Rotterdam Marathon.
I started running in 2004 for the same reason many other East Africans do," he said. "It is because with years of hard work and patience, running offers a chance to work our way out of poverty and earn enough money to provide for our families.