World & World Jr. Global Medalists Added to they Sunday’s B.A.A. 10K – US Olympians Clayton Young and Emily Sisson in the Mix

 

Global Medalists Added to Professional Field for Sunday’s 2024 Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

Nearly 10,000 athletes to race in Boston this Sunday, June 23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that Kenyan 2023 World Championships 10,000m silver medalist Daniel Ebenyo, Eritrean Olympian Yemane Haileselassie, and Ethiopian World Junior silver medalist Melknat Wudu, have been added to the Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital professional field. B.A.A. High Performance team member Eric Hamer will also be racing.

 

 

 

 

 

These athletes join previously announced Team USA Olympic marathoners Emily Sisson and Clayton Young, who will toe the line as top Americans in preparation for the Paris Olympic Marathon in August.

 

 

 

 

 

Ebenyo, silver medalist at both the World Championships 10,000m and half marathon in 2023, Haileselassie, fifth place at the 2021 Olympic 3000m steeplechase, and Wudu, the runner-up at both the 2021 and 2022 World Junior Championships 5000m, are the latest to be added to an accomplished list of international challengers. 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. Kenya’s Irine Cheptai, 6th at the 2021 Olympic 10,000m, and Stacy Ndiwa, runner-up at last year’s Boston 10K, headline the women’s field.

 

 

 

 

 

The complete up-to-date professional field can be found here, while professional athlete bios are available here. Notably, Kenyans Edna Kiplagat, Sharon Lokedi and Edward Cheserek, as well as Australian Patrick Tiernan, have withdrawn from the race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Olympians and professional athletes will attend a Road to Wellness 5K training clinic at the Franklin Park Playstead. Athletes will share training tips, take photos, and meet with runners aiming to complete The Road to Wellness 5K in Roxbury on September 7. Scheduled to attend are Sabastian Sawe, Abel Kipchumba, and Caroline Rotich.

 

 

 

 

 

At 9:45 a.m., five athletes will join Frontrunners Boston, the city’s first LGBTQ+ running club, for a meet and greet before a group run at the flagpole in Boston Public Garden. Scheduled to attend are Emily Durgin, Mercy Chelangat, Jeyna Senbeta, Wesley Kiptoo, and Alex Masai.

 

 

 

 

 

From 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., professional wheelchair athletes Hermin Garic and Michelle Wheeler will attend the Adaptive Sports New England Wheelchair Track Meet & Clinic at Braintree High School, passing along advice to the next generation of wheelchair racers.

Athletes appearances are subject to change. 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital Storylines

 

Citizens of 97 countries and 46 U.S. states (plus Washington D.C.) are part of the field of 10,000 athletes, ranging from 12 to 90 years old. The race starts on Charles Street (just north of Boston Common) at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 23.

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s race will feature a new and enhanced Boston 10K course which includes scenic views of the Charles River and finishes at Boston Common. Crossing both the Longfellow and Mass. Ave bridges, and running alongside the Charles River and Memorial Drive, runners can expect a memorable 6.2-miles of fun. In the final mile, runners will go over the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street before proceeding to the Boston 10K finish on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common.

 

 

 

 

 

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. Those interested in volunteering can still sign up to support athletes 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.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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