"Strongest Women's Field Ever" Races Today in Boston Marathon | Sports Destination Management

"Strongest Women's Field Ever" Races Today in Boston Marathon

Apr 15, 2024

The 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America, set for April 15, 2024, will feature ‘the strongest women’s field in race history’, led by defending champions Hellen Obiri and Susannah Scaroni.

A total of 19 women with personal bests under 2:23:00 will line up in Hopkinton, MA, aiming to earn the Open Division crown. These include Olympians, Abbott World Marathon Majors winners, and national stars. In the Wheelchair and Para Athletics Divisions, Paralympic hopefuls from around the world are set to compete.

“The Boston Marathon is proud to showcase the world’s best athletes year in and year out on Patriots’ Day,” said Jack Fleming, President and CEO of the Boston Athletic Association.

“This year’s women’s field is exceptionally fast and showcases many who’ve been podium finishers on the global stage. It’ll make for an exciting race from Hopkinton to Boston, and we look forward to crowning our champions on April 15.”

Women from 20 countries will be competing as part of the Bank of America Professional Athlete Team.

The Boston Marathon’s presenting partner Bank of America is supporting all top contenders as part of the Bank of America Professional Athlete Team. Athletes in the Open, Wheelchair, and Para Athletics Divisions will be competing for more than US$1 million in prize money.

“Each year, the Boston Marathon sets the bar higher with an unbelievable level of athletic talent, and its impact on communities around the world,” said David Tyrie, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Bank of America.

“The 128th Boston Marathon builds on a rich history and will continue to be an inspiration for all athletes.”

A course record bonus of US$50,000 is available for open and wheelchair athletes, and Para Athletics Division prize money will be offered across seven impairment classifications (increased from five in previous years).


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