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Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo banned two years for doping

The three-time Marathon winner tested positive for EPO in September.

Christopher Laudani was photographed as he cleared the Marathon finish line during the blizzard.

Philip L. Hillman

Runner clears a space in Boston Marathon history

Christopher Laudani shoveled snow off the finish line out of his love for the race and the symbol of unity that the strip brings to the city.

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

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)

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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.

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