Boston Marathon announces international elite field

Kenya’s Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, who won the Boston Marathon in 2010 with a then-record time, headlines the field of international elite athletes for the 2013 race, event sponsor John Hancock Financial announced Tuesday.

Kenyan Moses Mosop, who won the 2011 Chicago Marathon, and 2010 New York City Marathon Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia are also entered along with last year’s Boston Marathon runner-up, Levy Matebo of Kenya.

On the women’s side, two-time Dubai Marathon winner Aselefech Medessa Mergia of Ethiopia, Amsterdam Marathon course-record-holder Meseret Hailu Debele of Ethiopia, and past Boston champion and 2012 Chicago runner-up Rita Jeptoo of Kenya will run Boston in 2013.

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Defending champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop were previously announced as returning in 2013, as were top Americans Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher.

The complete elite field released Tuesday is as follows (listed with personal best time and country):

MEN

Moses Mosop, 2:03:06 (Boston, 2011), Kenya

Gebregziabher “Gebre” Gebremariam, 2:04:53 (Boston, 2011), Ethiopia

Markos Geneti, 2:04:54 (Dubai, 2012), Ethiopia

Ryan Hall, 2:04:58 (Boston, 2011), USA

Levy Matebo, 2:05:16 (Frankfurt, 2011), Kenya

Shami Abdullah Dawit, 2:05:42 (Dubai, 2012), Ethiopia

Dickson Chumba, 2:05:46 (Eindhoven, 2012), CRKenya

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, 2:05:52 (Boston, 2010), Kenya

Wesley Korir, 2:06:13 (Chicago, 2012), Kenya

Raji Assefa, 2:06:24 (Paris, 2012), Ethiopia

Abdihakem “Abdi” Abdirahman, 2:08:56 (Chicago, 2006), USA

Mebrahtom “Meb” Keflezighi, 2:09:08 (Houston, 2012), USA

Jeffrey Hunt, 2:11:00 (Beppu, 2010), Australia

Jason Hartmann, 2:11:06 (Chicago, 2010), USA

Eric Gillis, 2:11:28 (Toronto, 2011), Canada

Fernando Cabada, 2:11:53 (Houston, 2012), USA

Guor Marial, 2:12:55 (San Diego, 2012), NR South Sudan

Robin Watson, 2:13:37 (Rotterdam, 2012), Canada

Micah Kogo, 59:07 (South Shields, 2012), Kenya

Lucas Rotich, 59:44 (Den Haag, 2011), Kenya

WOMEN

Aselefech Medessa Mergia, 2:19:31 (Dubai, 2012), CR Ethiopia

Meseret Hailu Debele, 2:21:09 (Amsterdam, 2012), CR Ethiopia

Mamitu Daska, 2:21:59 (Frankfurt, 2011), Ethiopia

Rita Jeptoo, 2:22:04 (Chicago, 2012), Kenya

Sharon Cherop, 2:22:39 (Dubai, 2012), Kenya

Madai Pérez, 2:22:59 (Chicago, 2006), NRMexico

Alemita Abera Begna, 2:23:14 (Houston, 2012), Ethiopia

Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko, 2:24:32 (London, 2012), Ukraine

Kara Goucher, 2:24:52 (Boston, 2011), USA

Shalane Flanagan, 2:25:38 (Houston, 2012), USA

Ana Dulce Félix, 2:25:40 (NYC, 2011), Portugal

Yolanda Caballero, 2:26:17 (Boston, 2011), Colombia

Sabrina Mockenhaupt, 2:26:21 (Berlin, 2010), Germany

Diana Chepkemoi Sigei, 2:26:53 (Dubai, 2011), Kenya

Karolina Jarzynska, 2:27:16 (Yokohama, 2011), Poland

Serena Burla, 2:28:27 (Seoul, 2012), USA

Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce, 2:29:35 (Houston, 2011), USA

René Kalmer, 2:29:59 (Yokohama, 2011), RSA

Diane Nukuri-Johnson, 2:30:13 (London, 2012), NR Burundi

Alissa McKaig, 2:31:56 (Houston, 2012), USA

NR-national record; CR-course record