Boston Marathon announces elite international competitors for 2015

SLIDER-BOSTON, MA. 04/ 15 /13: Mens winner Lelisa Desisa BOSTON MARATHON at the finish line ( David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC Boston Marathon(1)

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Four previous champions will join defending champ Meb Keflezighi at the front of this year’s race.

No decision reached in Rita Jeptoo doping case

Athletics Kenya will continue its hearing regarding the Boston Marathon women’s champ in two weeks.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rita998-6502.jpg Boston Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo faces doping hearing

Jeptoo, who tested positive last autumn, conceivably could have to forfeit her wins in the last two Boston races.

Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo arrives at the Athletics Kenya offices for a board meeting in Nairobi November 4, 2014. Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition doping test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday. Jeptoo, 33, following a meeting with senior athletics officials last Thursday, said the accusation was false. At least 36 Kenyan athletes have failed dope tests in the past two years. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS DRUGS SOCIETY)

Second test confirms doping violation by marathon runner Rita Jeptoo

The “B” sample of the Boston Marathon women’s champion tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug.

Boston Marathon women’s champ Rita Jeptoo failed drug test

The Kenyan runner passed her tests at Boston, but tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test, her agent confirmed.

Mary Keitany, Wilson Kipsang win New York City Marathon

A pair of Kenyan runners took the women’s and men’s titles on Sunday in Central Park.

Boston04/21/14- At the Boston Marathon at the finish line ground level on Boylston Street mens winner Meb Keflezighi eyes the finish line. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

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Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan headline American team for 2015 Boston Marathon

The defending champ and a Boston fan favorite are among the top American runners who have committed to the Boston Marathon.

Registration for 2015 Boston Marathon closed

The maximum field size for qualified runners has been reached, the BAA announced.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_runner_102295-9776--90x90.jpg Boston hoping to draw top runners to city

With elite team initiatives underway at the Boston Athletic Association and New Balance, Boston is re-emerging as a running mecca.

The Podium

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Copy%20(2)%20of%20ryan_bmfinish43_spts.jpg From the BAA: Thank you, Boston

On Marathon Monday, Boston showed the world that it is a shining example of compassion and caring.

Race director: Despite concerns, Boston Marathon turned out just fine

Dave McGillivray reflects on all he went through to make the 2014 event come together.

Marathon runners raised record $38.4m for charity in 2014

The number was nearly double the $20 million raised in the 2013 race, organizers said.

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