Boston Marathon men's race teeming with stars

Lawrence Cherono wins Valencia Marathon

Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono crosses the finish line to win the Valencia Marathon’s men’s elite race on December 5, 2021. Cherono won in two hours, five minutes and 12 seconds.

Photo credit: Pool | Valencia Marathon

What you need to know:

  • Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, who has a personal best time of 2 hours, 01 minute and 41 seconds headlines the race
  • The 2019 winner Cherono missed the 2021 edition, but is looking forward to compete in the race having resumed training after winning Valencia Marathon in December
  • Former New York Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor is also elated after being named in the Boston field saying that preparations have started in earnest

This year's Boston Marathon returns to its traditional date, April 18, Patriot's Day in United States of America for the first time since 2019.

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