Runners to watch in the Boston Marathon
Sharon CheropNumber: F4
Personal Best: Toronto, 2010 - 2:22:43
Boston Marathon: Debut
Of Note: Listed as one of the top marathoners in the world in 2010, Cherop claimed her stature with a huge win in Toronto this past fall. There she edged out Tirfi Tsegaye by one second to improve her personal best by almost six minutes. Her Toronto win was the fastest ever run in Canada. Her half marathon best is 68:50, recorded in New Delhi in 2010. Cherop currently runs for the Kenyan Armed Forces and says she will work in the army after her professional running career slows down.