2015 Boston Marathon, pro-field announcement, Quotes by Joyce Chepkirui, Patrick Makau, Wilson Chebet, from IAC release

The IAC, the management for Patrick Makau, Joyce Chepkirui and Wilson Chebet sent us this media piece and some great quotes and links! 

2015 Boston Marathon, pro-field announcement
Quotes by: Joyce Chepkirui, Patrick Makau and Wilson Chebet

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC January 20th, 2015

International Athletics Consultancy (IAC) is privileged to provide quotes from Joyce Chepkirui, Patrick Makau and Wilson Chebet in relation to their participation in 2015 Boston Marathon.

Joyce Chepkirui -

"2014 season was successful one for me, with Commonwealth and African 10,000m titles and 5th fastest All Time half marathon time of 66:19, set in Sportisimo Prague Half marathon.

However, during 2014 I learned that I am a marathon runner at heart and I am very happy to compete in Boston, in my third marathon ever and with full transition to marathon in terms of training and mindset being behind me.

Boston Marathon is about hard work and strong racing with no pacemakers, so I know that the race will suit me, as I can lead, follow, climb and utilize downhill sections.

I want to win, it is a big task and I will be ready on April 20th."

Patrick Makau -

"Competing in Boston Marathon is going to be very good, as it is my first World Marathon Majors event after almost two years of injuries and frustrations.

Setting marathon World record in Berlin in 2011, becoming father for second time soon thereafter, controversy over my selection for the 2012 London Olympic Games, long period of injury in 2013 and 2014 - all these events played their roles, with me maturing as a person and athlete and I see 2015 Boston Marathon as a new beginning for me at one of the biggest stages for our sport.

I want to thank Boston Marathon and John Hancock for believing in me and my team even before my victory in a marathon comeback in 2014 Fukuoka Marathon. This motivates me even more to perform well and inspire and be part of this special event in Boston."

Wilson Chebet -

"I love being in Boston, I feel Boston Strong spirit everywhere and I feel welcome and this is why I am coming back for third time to this fantastic marathon.

2012 was about surviving heat, while 2014 was about tactical decisions and chasing Meb and I paid too much attention to the rest of the pack and I made a mistake, with Meb finishing 11 seconds ahead of me and helping me not to become the least liked athlete in Boston on that day.

I wish for 2015 edition to be about good health, fast racing and me running my best race ever, together with many runners who are running in #WeRunTogether spirit."

For more information about Joyce Chepkirui, Patrick Makau and Wilson Chebet, please visit: IAAF Joyce Chepkirui page


IAAF Patrick Makau Musyoki page


IAAF Wilson Kwambai Chebet page


photorun.net Joyce Chepkirui page


photorun.net Patrick Makau page


photorun.net Wilson Chebet page


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