|Lawrence Cherono 2019 Boston Marathon: PhotoRun.net|
This year, the defending champion from 2018, Mo Farah will be back and hoping to win again. But, the field will be slightly different this time around and perhaps slightly tough as well.
Ethiopia’s Getaneh Molla ran his first-ever marathon earlier this year at the Dubai Marathon winning it in 2:03:34, which is the fastest ever marathon debut time in history. But, on a certified course given that Moses Mosop ran 2:03:06 for his marathon debut at the Boston marathon in 2011. With a marathon debut time that is faster than the course record, Molla will definitely be one of the athletes to watch out for here and who has great potential to break the course record.