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The world's greatest men's marathon runners will go head-to-head over the marathon distance for the first time when they clash at the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, the race organisers announced today.

 

Former world-record holder Wilson Kipsang will defend

Boston Marathon is the most iconic marathon in the world. It is where, quite frankly, all of this craziness over 26.2 miles, for the masses really started. And, 2015 is opening with the BAA announcing an American field worthy of the races' stature and presence in our sport! 
 
Meb Keflezighi has cemented himself as one of the most significant American marathoners in our sport, a man who races well over cross country, the roads and the track. His AR at 10,000m, from 2001, still sends chills down my spine. 
 
Shalane Flanagan is a runners' runner. Her gut shows out in each and every race. She gave it her all in Boston and Berlin. And she will break 2:20 one day. Her track racing and cross country background show that she is meant for marathon greatness! 
 
Boston week is one of my most important weeks of the year. It will be even more so in 2015. 
—Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
By David Monti
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(07-Jan) -- Reigning Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and Olympic bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan will lead the home-country charge at the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, race organizers announced this morning.

Keflezighi, 39, from San Diego, Calif., became the first American man to win Boston in 31 years last year when he broke away in the first half, ran most of the race alone, and was never caught.  He held off Kenya's Wilson Chebet in the homestretch on Boylston Street to win in a career best 2:08:47.  He'll try to become the first American since Bill Rodgers in 1980 to 

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