Meb Keflezighi eyes back-to-back Boston Marathon titles

This year will be the first time Meb Keflezighi has competed in back-to-back Boston Marathons.

Five weeks out from race day, the 2014 champion said he has been healthy through all of his training.

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It’s not just roads that need to be clear and dry, and a great unknown is what lies beneath the snow banks.

Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo banned two years for doping

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

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

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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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.