Runners to watch in the Boston Marathon
Teyba ErkessoNumber: F1
Personal Best: Houston, 2010 2:23:53
Boston Marathon: First in 2010, (2:26:11).
Of Note: Erkesso placed first in her Boston debut in 2010, winning by three seconds. Erkesso likes to come out fast and try to hold on at the end, as evidenced by the 80-second lead she had entering the Newton hills. Before taking home the Boston crown, Erkesso defended her Houston title, trimming 25 seconds off her 2009 course record.