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Get To Know The Boston Marathon Field

Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish will spend the next seven days familiarizing you with the elite field. Today's entry: Dennis Kimetto.

Name: Dennis Kimetto

Country: Kenya

Is "Kip" Somewhere In His Name?: Yes (middle name Kipruto)

Does He Sometimes Use a Different Last Name?: Yes (Koech)

Age: 30

Really?: Uh, sure. One time they gave him the world junior record for the half-marathon, until they realized he was actually ten years older than they thought. But it's all straight now, I'm sure.


PR: 2:03:45 (4:43/mile)

PB: 2:03:45

Why Do Some People Say PR and Some Say PB?: I think one is metric.

Headphone Wearer?: No.

Carboloader?: No.

Signature Wins: Chicago 2013 (course record); Toyko 2013 (course record); Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon (psyche!).

Signature Second Place Finish Where He Conveniently Finished One Second Behind His Teammate Who Received An Extra $500,000 With A Victory: Berlin 2012

Likelihood of Victory: High to Very High. He has the fastest personal best in the field, and has won his last two races in decisive fashion. With a victory in Boston, he joins yesterday's London winner, Wilson Kipsang, as the co-greatest marathoners on the planet.


Fun Fact: Would become the first Dennis to win the Boston Marathon since three-time champion Dennis Rodman.

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