The two Kenyan born athletes won this years race in stiffling heat, running within themselves to beat a field of more fancied runners. For Korir the 2013 edition of the race will be his ‘A race’ for the year, a race that he acknowledges the significance of winning.
“Winning the Boston Marathon was the biggest accomplishment of my life and the win placed me in a distinguished group of champions who are legendary.
“The entire world recognizes and respects the Boston Marathon, and I am proudly a Boston Marathon champion forever,” said Korir.
“I know that there are some of the best athletes in the world competing in Boston in 2013, but I’ll be ready for the big race. The course is very hard because there are a lot of hills and you are running without pacers, but I like this course because it’s also making a natural selection among the athletes.
“I will be in Boston to try to win again and perform at my best level,” said Cherop.