Runners to watch in the Boston Marathon
Tadese TolaNumber: 6
Personal Best: Frankfurt, 2010 2:06:31
Boston Marathon: Debut.
Of Note: Tola made his marathon debut in Chicago in 2009, finishing ninth in 2:15:48. Since then, Tola has continued to improve, winning the 2010 Paris Marathon in 2:06:41. Riding that momentum, Tola set a personal best last April in Frankfurt (2:06:31), where he placed second. He has some experience stateside, twice running the New York City half marathon and competing in the 2008 Falmouth Road Race.