2015 Boston Marathon

2015 Boston Marathon
Venue Boston
Dates April 20
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The 2015 Boston Marathon was the 119th running of the Boston Athletic Association's mass-participation marathon. It took place on Monday, April 20 (Patriots Day in Massachusetts).


Race description

Course map

The event ran along the same winding course the Marathon has followed for many decades—​26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km) of roads and city streets, through eight Massachusetts cities and towns, to the finish line beside the Boston Public Library, on Boylston Street in Boston's Copley Square.[1] The Marathon set a field size of about 30,000 entries.[2] The 2014 champion, Meb Keflezighi, was entered in the marathon as well.[3] All 50 US states and all Canadian provinces were represented at the marathon, as well as several U.S territories, such as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S Virgin Islands.[3]

Training for the 2015 marathon in the Greater Boston area was difficult due to the fact that Boston received over 100 inches (250 cm) of snow during the past winter. This resulted in many people trying to find ways to work around the weather, such as training on treadmills and indoor tracks, and by obtaining more equipment designed for the weather Boston received.[4]

Three of the four defending champions will be at the marathon. Rita Jeptoo will not be among them, as she is serving a two-year ban for a positive drug test.


Results are from the Boston Athletic Association.

Elite Men
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Lelisa Desisa  Ethiopia 2:09:17
2 Yemane Tsegay  Ethiopia 2:09:48
3 Wilson Chebet  Kenya 2:10:22
4 Bernard Kipyego  Kenya 2:10:47
5 Wesley Korir  Kenya 2:10:49
6 Frankline Chepkwony  Kenya 2:10:52
7 Dathan Ritzenhein  United States 2:11:20
8 Meb Keflezighi  United States 2:12:42
9 Tadese Tola  Ethiopia 2:13:35
10 Vitaliy Shafar  Ukraine 2:13:52
Elite Women
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Caroline Rotich  Kenya 2:24:55
2 Mare Dibaba  Ethiopia 2:24:59
3 Bizunesh Deba  Ethiopia 2:25:09
4 Desiree Linden  United States 2:25:39
5 Sharon Cherop  Kenya 2:26:05
6 Caroline Kilel  Kenya 2:26:40
7 Aberu Kebede  Ethiopia 2:26:52
8 Shure Demise  Ethiopia 2:27:14
9 Shalane Flanagan  United States 2:27:47
10 Joyce Chepkirui  Kenya 2:29:07


Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:29:53
2 Masazumi Soejima  Japan 1:36:27
3 Ernst Van Dyk  South Africa 1:36:27
4 Kota Hotinoue  Japan 1:36:29
5 Tomasz Hamerlak  Poland 1:38:14
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:52:54
2 Wakako Tsuchida  Japan 1:53:48
3 Susannah Scaroni  United States 1:57:21
4 Amanda McGrory  United States 1:57:21


  1. Jump up ^ "Boston Marathon Course map". Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  2. Jump up ^ "BAA Sets Field Size of 30,000 entrants for 2015 Boston Marathon". Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b "2015 Boston Marathon Entrants". Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  4. Jump up ^ Shira Springer (February 15, 2015). "Snow throws curves at runners training for Marathon". Boston.com (The Boston Globe). Retrieved February 23, 2015. 

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