The 2022 BAA Boston half marathon race promises to be exciting. The weather looks good with 40-53 degrees Fahrenheit expected on a partly sunny Sunday Morning, on the streets of Boston.
With a late withdrawal by Kenya’s Vicoty Chepngeno, 20-year-old Bosena Mulatie of Ethiopia leads the women’s start list with a personal best time of 1:05:46. There are now seven women who have run under 1:10:00 for the half marathon distance.
Cynthia Limo (1:06:04), Hiwot Gebrekidan (1:06:47) and Viola Chepngeno (1:06:48) are among the sub 67 minute half marathoners, while Molly Huddle of the USA with a PB of 1:07:25 will be the local favourite.
Perhaps Kenya’s Vibian Chepkirui who was in the lead for the better part of the 2022 Berlin Marathon and only started to fade in the last stages of the marathon is reconsidering her distance and will be another runner to watch out for.
The big names to watch out for in the men’s field include the two-times Boston Marathon champion, Lelisa Desisa (59:30), Josphat Tanui of Kenya (59:22), Shadrack Kimining of Kenya (59:27), Geoffrey Koech of Kenya (59:36) and Tsegay Kidanu of Ethiopia (59:52).
Presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, the B.A.A. Half Marathon will be run for the first time in-person since 2019, beginning and finishing in Boston’s Franklin Park. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. with a field of nearly 9,000 participants.
Here are the updated 2022 BAA Boston Half Marathon elite fields
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