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Cheruiyot Out of Boston Marathon






JOHN HANCOCK: HIP INJURY
TO TAKE ROBERT KIPKOECH CHERUIYOT OUT OF 2010 BOSTON MARATHON FIELD

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Recent Injury Leaves Four-Time Champion Unable To
Train Properly In Time To Compete In This Year’s Race

 

BOSTON, MA (March 26, 2010)‰ÛÓJohn Hancock Financial today said that Robert Kipkoech
Cheruiyot has withdrawn from the114th running of the Boston Marathon
on April 19.

Cheruiyot,
a four-time champion of the race, injured his right hip a few weeks ago and has
been unable to conduct his usual training for the race.

An
updated field list follows.

 

114th Boston Marathon John
Hancock’s 2010 Elite Athlete Field

Men’s Open Field

Personal Best

Deriba
Merga, Ethiopia

2:06:38
(London, 2008)

Ryan
Hall, USA

2:06:17
(London, 2008)

Abderrahim
Goumri, Morocco

2:05:30
(London, 2008)

Gilbert
Yegon, Kenya

2:06:18
(Amsterdam, 2009)

Robert
Kiprono Cheruiyot, Kenya

2:06:23
(Frankfurt, 2009)

Evans
Cheruiyot, Kenya

2:06:25
(Chicago, 2008)

Chala
Dechase, Ethiopia

2:06:33
(Dubai, 2010)

Elijah
Keitany, Kenya

2:06:41
(Amsterdam, 2009)

David
Kipkorir Mandago, Kenya

2:06:53
(Paris, 2009)

Benjamin
Maiyo, Kenya

2:07:09
(Chicago, 2005)

Tekeste
Kebede, Ethiopia

2:07:52
(Fukuoka, 2009)

Gashaw
Asfaw, Ethiopia

2:08:03
(Paris, 2006)

John
Kipkorir Komen, Kenya

2:08:06
(Reims, 2008)

Samuel
Mugo, Kenya

2:08:20
(Beijing, 2009)

Stephen
Kiogora, Kenya

2:08:24
(Frankfurt, 2008)

Mebrahtom
Keflezighi, USA

2:09:15
(New York City, 2009)

Moses
Kipkosgei Kigen, Kenya

2:10:12 (Nairobi, 2009)

Abdellah
Falil, Morocco

2:12:37
(Turin, 2009)

Jason
Lehmkuhle, USA

2:12:54
(New York City, 2007)

Cutbert
Nyasango, Zimbabwe

2:13:19
(Berlin, 2009)

Alejandro
Suarez, Mexico

2:13:33
(Torreon, 2009)

Josh
Rohatinsky, USA

2:14:23
(New York City, 2008)

Antonio
Vega, USA

2:15:45
(Minneapolis/St.Paul, 2009)

Mohammed
Amyn, Morocco

Debut

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Women’s Open Field

Personal Best

Salina
Kosgei, Kenya

2:23:22
(Berlin, 2006)

Catherine
Ndereba, Kenya

2:18:47
(Chicago, 2001) NR

Madai
Perez, Mexico

2:22:59
(Chicago, 2006) NR

Teyba
Erkesso, Ethiopia

2:23:53
(Houston, 2010)

Dire
Tune, Ethiopia

2:24:40
(Houston, 2008)

Lidiya
Grigoryeva, Russia

2:25:10
(Los Angeles, 2006)

Weiwei
Sun, China

2:25:15
(Beijing, 2002)

Bruna
Genovese, Italy

2:25:28
(Boston, 2006)

Albina
Mayorova-Ivanova, Russia

2:25:35
(Chicago, 2003)

Yurika
Nakamura, Japan

2:25:51
(Nagoya, 2008)

Agnes
Kiprop, Kenya

2:26:22
(Turin, 2009)

Nailya
Yulamanova, Russia

2:26:30
(Rotterdam, 2009)

Koren
Jelela Yal, Ethiopia

2:28:41
(Venice, 2009)

Waynishet
Girma, Ethiopia

2:29:50
(Amsterdam, 2009)

Tatyana
Pushkareva, Russia

2:30:30
(San Antonio, 2009)

Meseret
Legese, Ethiopia

2:31:37
(Padova, 2009)

Michelle
Frey, USA

2:35:51
(Minneapolis/St. Paul, 2006)

Mestewat
Tufa, Ethiopia

Debut

Chaofeng
Jia, China

Debut

 

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