Headed to Paris Olympics, US Marathoners Emily Sisson and Clayton Young Among B.A.A. 10K Field

Members of Team USA & Boston Marathon Podium Finishers Set to Compete at 2024 Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

American Olympic Marathoners Emily Sisson and Clayton Young, Plus World. No-1 ranked Sabastian Sawe, to race through Boston on June 23 Ahead of Paris Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Sisson, 3rd place at 2023 BAA 10K. Photo by MickFoto/NERunner

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced professional fields for the 2024 Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to be run on Sunday, June 23. American Olympic Marathoners Emily Sisson and Clayton Young will race the new and enhanced Boston 10K course which features scenic views of the Charles River and finishes at Boston Common. Making his American road racing debut is world-number one ranked road racer Sabastian Sawe of Kenya, and returning is defending Boston Half champion Abel Kipchumba. 2024 Boston Marathon runner-up Sharon Lokedi and two-time Boston Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat headline the women’s field, while Para Athletics Division winners Marko Cheseto Lemtukei, Atsbha Gebremeskel, and Kelly Bruno will compete two months after finishing April’s marathon.

 

 

 

 

 

“The Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital kicks off the summer running season,” said Jack Fleming, President and CEO of the B.A.A. “We’re eager for participants to take on the new course which will run along the Charles River, over two historic bridges, and across the Boston Marathon finish line before finishing at Boston Common. Leading the way are some of the fastest and most accomplished athletes to race 6.2 miles, some doing so as a tune-up for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sisson and Young locked up their spots on Team USA’s Marathon roster in February, both finishing second in their respective women’s and men’s races. Sisson returns to the Boston 10K after placing second in 2022 and fourth in 2023, while this will be Young’s first B.A.A. event.

 

 

 

 

 

From Kenya are Lokedi and Kiplagat, racing in Boston two months after placing on the podium at the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America. Lokedi is currently the alternate for Kenya’s Olympic Marathon team, and Kiplagat has twice finished runner-up at the Boston 10K. Joining them among international competitors are last year’s Boston 10K second-place finisher Stacy Ndiwa (Kenya), Cherry Blossom 10 Mile champion Sarah Chelangat (Uganda), 2022 Beach to Beacon 10K winner Fantaye Belayneh (Ethiopia), and 2021 Olympic 10,000m sixth place finisher Irine Cheptai (Kenya). Mercy Chelangat, an NCAA Cross Country and 10,000m champion from Kenya, and 2022 Boston Half third-place finisher Hiwot Gebremaryam (Ethiopia) are entered as well.

 

 

 

 

 

From the USA is 2015 Boston Marathon champion Caroline Rotich, B.A.A. High Performance Team member Abbey Wheeler, 2024 USA 15K third place finisher Emily Durgin and former American 10,000m record holder and U.S. Olympian Molly Huddle.

 

 

 

 

 

The men’s international field is headlined by Sabastian Sawe, the top ranked road racer in the world and the 2023 World Athletics Half Marathon champion. Sawe, of Kenya, has run 26:49 –fastest in the field—and will be making his American road racing debut.

 

 

 

 

 

From Kenya are Boston Half reigning champion Abel Kipchumba, 2023 Falmouth Road Race winner Wesley Kiptoo, and 17-time NCAA champion Edward Cheserek. Also from Kenya is Alex Masai, third in 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond Clayton Young, American men on the starting line will include recent USA 25K national champion Diego Estrada, 1:00:02 half marathoner Teshome Mekonen, and B.A.A. High Performance Team member Josh Kalapos. Kalapos finished 17th at February’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon.

 

 

 

 

 

Hermin Garic returns in the men’s wheelchair division as a two-time defending champion, timing 22:44 last year. He’s joined by Michelle Wheeler, top entrant in the women’s wheelchair division, who was runner-up last year.

 

 

 

 

 

In the Para Athletics Divisions, Brian Reynolds –who set a world record 41:09 at last year’s event for T61-64 Classification (lower-limb impairment) is back with sights on the podium again. Marko Cheseto Lemtukei and Kelly Bruno – each of whom won the T62-T64/T42-T44 Division at the 128th Boston Marathon—will compete,  as well as Atsbha Gebremeskel, the two-time Boston Marathon T46 (upper limb impairment) Para Athletics Division champion. More than 25 athletes will participate in the Para Athletics Divisions and Adaptive Programs at this year’s Boston 10K. Nearly $20,000 – an event record—in prize awards are available to top-three finishers across Vision Impairment (T11-T13), Upper Limb Impairment (T45-T46), Lower Limb Impairment (T61-T64), Coordination Impairment (T35-T38) classifications.

 

 

 

 

The Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital will be the second event of the 2024 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a year-long series featuring the Boston 5K (April), Boston 10K (June), and Boston Half (November). While open registration is sold out, limited spots are still available through Brigham and Women’s fundraising team. More information can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

Media members interested in covering the Boston 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, may apply for credentials here.

 

 

 

 

 

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Boston 10K’s presenting sponsor and exclusive fundraising partner, will again field a team of fundraising runners. Since 2016, more than 2,500 runners and 180 teams have raised $1.5 million to fuel life-giving breakthroughs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Learn more and register at www.runbwh.org/10k.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEN’S PROFESSIONAL FIELD

NAME

COUNTRY

PERSONAL BEST

Sabastian Sawe

KEN

26:49 (Herzogenaurach, 2023)

Dennis Kitiyo

KEN

27:01 (Valencia, 2024)

Bravin Kiptoo

KEN

27:12 (Prague, 2019)

Bernard Ngeno

KEN

27:44 (Port Gentil, 2019)

Teshome Mekonen

USA

27:50 (Prague, 2015)

Ali Abdilmana

ETH

27:54 (Charleston, 2024)

Abel Kipchumba

KEN

28:06 (Prague, 2017)

Rory Linkletter

CAN

28:06 (Salt Lake City, 2021)

Diego Estrada

USA

28:19 (Boston, 2023)

Bethwel Yegon

KEN

28:24 (Appengdam, 2019)

Edward Cheserek

KEN

28:26 (Charlestown, 2021)

Alex Masai

KEN

28:29 (Boston, 2022)

Patrick Tiernan

AUS

28:37 (Atlanta, 2022)

Clayton Young

USA

28:49 (Atlanta, 2021)

Johannes Motschmann

GER

28:51 (Dresden, 2020)

Wesley Kiptoo

KEN

28:54 (Boston, 2023)

Peter Mwaniki Njeru

KEN

29:12 (Arezzo, 2021)

Paul Arredondo

USA

29:20 (Atlanta, 2023

Matt Baxter

NZL

29:36 (Atlanta, 2022)

Frank Lara

USA

29:37 (Atlanta, 2019)

William Amponsah

GHA

29:53 (Okpekpe, 2023)

Liam Dee

GBR

30:08 (Chepstow, 2021)

Brendan Martin

USA

30:15 (Northport, 2014)

Tim McGowan

USA

30:17 (Northport, 2021)

Jonathan Phillips

USA

30:27 (Gloucester, 2021)

Erik Linden

USA

30:33 (Gloucester, 2022)

Thomas Toth

CAN

30:33 (Toronto, 2016)

Harry Halford

GBR

31:03 (Telford, 2018)

Josh Kalapos

USA

31:26 (Boston, 2023)

George Degen

USA

32:30 (Gloucester, 2021)

Jordan Brannan

USA

29:43.74 10,000m

Spencer Friske

USA

31:27.36 10,000m

Ryan Eiler

USA

N/A

Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh

Jordan

N/A

WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL FIELD

NAME

COUNTRY

PERSONAL BEST

Irine Cheptai

KEN

30:16 (Prague, 2022)

Sarah Chelangat

UGA

30:24 (Valencia, 2023)

Fantaye Belayneh

ETH

30:24 (Herzogenaurach, 2022)

Senayet Getachew

ETH

30:34 (Herzogenaurach, 2023)

Bosena Mulatie

ETH

30:50 (Valencia, 2020)

Sharon Lokedi

KEN

30:52 (NYC, 2022)

Stacy Ndiwa

KEN

31:01 (Herzogenaurach, 2024)

Edna Kiplagat

KEN

31:06 (Boston, 2016)

Emily Sisson

USA

31:16 (NYC, 2023)

Molly Huddle

USA

31:21 (Boston, 2015)

Caroline Rotich

USA

31:30 (New York City, 2022)

Lily Partridge

GBR

31:31 (Manchester, 2024)

Esther Chebet

UGA

31:40 (Lille, 2024)

Emily Durgin

USA

31:49 (Atlanta, 2021)

Dominique Scott

RSA

31:59 (Charleston, 2022)

Daisy Jepkemei

KAZ

32:05 (Astana, 2018)

Yuka Takashima

JPN

32:05 (Castellon, 2023)

Hiwot Gebremaryam

ETH

32:22 (Taroudant, 2015)

Abbey Wheeler

USA

32:45 (Charleston, 2024)

Katie Kellner

USA

33:05 (Atlanta, 2014)

Bria Wetsch

USA

33:41 (New York, 2021)

Jackie Gaughan

USA

33:44 (Boston, 2023)

Rachel Hyland

USA

33:50 (Gloucester, 2021)

Jen Odenheimer

USA

34:42 (Oakland, 2022)

Claire Benjamin

USA

35:25A (Boulder, 2022)

Whitney Macon

USA

35:36 (Atlanta, 2021)

Judy Chepaskwony

KEN

31:09.42 10,000m

Mercy Chelangat

KEN

31:15.39 10,000m

Annie Heffernan

USA

33:09.83 10,000m

Citlali Cristian Moscote

MEX

33:25.80 10,000m

Sophia Jacobs-Townsley

USA

33:41.77 10,000m

Courtney Hawkins

USA

N/A

PROFESSIONAL WHEELCHAIR & PARA ATHLETICS DIVISIONS FIELD

Name

Country

Division

Hermin Garic

USA

T51-54 – Men’s Wheelchair

Jeyna Senbeta

USA

T51-54 – Men’s Wheelchair

Hoda Elshorbagy

Egypt

T51-54 – Women’s Wheelchair

Michelle Wheeler

USA

T51-54 – Women’s Wheelchair

Marko Cheseto

USA

T61-64 – Men’s Lower Limb Impairment

Brian Reynolds

USA

T61-64 – Men’s Lower Limb Impairment

Kelly Bruno

USA

T61-64 – Women’s Lower Limb Impairment

Atsbha Gebremeskel

Ethiopia

T46 – Men’s Upper Limb Impairment

 

ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (B.A.A.) 

 

Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The 129th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21, 2025. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.

 

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