Members of Team USA & Boston Marathon Podium Finishers Set to Compete at 2024 Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital

May 22, 2024

American Olympic Marathoners Emily Sisson and Clayton Young, Plus World. No-1 ranked Sabastian Sawe, to race through Boston on June 23 Ahead of Paris Games

BOSTON /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced professional fields for the 2024 Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to be run on Sunday, June 23. American Olympic Marathoners Emily Sisson and Clayton Young will race the new and enhanced Boston 10K course which features scenic views of the Charles River and finishes at Boston Common. Making his American road racing debut is world-number one ranked road racer Sabastian Sawe of Kenya, and returning is defending Boston Half champion Abel Kipchumba. 2024 Boston Marathon runner-up Sharon Lokedi and two-time Boston Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat headline the women’s field, while Para Athletics Division winners Marko Cheseto Lemtukei, Atsbha Gebremeskel, and Kelly Bruno will compete two months after finishing April’s marathon.

“The Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital kicks off the summer running season,” said Jack Fleming, President and CEO of the B.A.A. “We’re eager for participants to take on the new course which will run along the Charles River, over two historic bridges, and across the Boston Marathon finish line before finishing at Boston Common. Leading the way are some of the fastest and most accomplished athletes to race 6.2 miles, some doing so as a tune-up for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Sisson and Young locked up their spots on Team USA’s Marathon roster in February, both finishing second in their respective women’s and men’s races. Sisson returns to the Boston 10K after placing second in 2022 and fourth in 2023, while this will be Young’s first B.A.A. event.

From Kenya are Lokedi and Kiplagat, racing in Boston two months after placing on the podium at the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America. Lokedi is currently the alternate for Kenya’s Olympic Marathon team, and Kiplagat has twice finished runner-up at the Boston 10K. Joining them among international competitors are last year’s Boston 10K second-place finisher Stacy Ndiwa (Kenya), Cherry Blossom 10 Mile champion Sarah Chelangat (Uganda), 2022 Beach to Beacon 10K winner Fantaye Belayneh (Ethiopia), and 2021 Olympic 10,000m sixth place finisher Irine Cheptai (Kenya). Mercy Chelangat, an NCAA Cross Country and 10,000m champion from Kenya, and 2022 Boston Half third-place finisher Hiwot Gebremaryam (Ethiopia) are entered as well.

From the USA is 2015 Boston Marathon champion Caroline Rotich, B.A.A. High Performance Team member Abbey Wheeler, 2024 USA 15K third place finisher Emily Durgin and former American 10,000m record holder and U.S. Olympian Molly Huddle.

The men’s international field is headlined by Sabastian Sawe, the top ranked road racer in the world and the 2023 World Athletics Half Marathon champion. Sawe, of Kenya, has run 26:49 –fastest in the field—and will be making his American road racing debut.

From Kenya are Boston Half reigning champion Abel Kipchumba, 2023 Falmouth Road Race winner Wesley Kiptoo, and 17-time NCAA champion Edward Cheserek. Also from Kenya is Alex Masai, third in 2023.

Beyond Clayton Young, American men on the starting line will include recent USA 25K national champion Diego Estrada, 1:00:02 half marathoner Teshome Mekonen, and B.A.A. High Performance Team member Josh Kalapos. Kalapos finished 17th at February’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon.

Hermin Garic returns in the men’s wheelchair division as a two-time defending champion, timing 22:44 last year. He’s joined by Michelle Wheeler, top entrant in the women’s wheelchair division, who was runner-up last year.

In the Para Athletics Divisions, Brian Reynolds –who set a world record 41:09 at last year’s event for T61-64 Classification (lower-limb impairment) is back with sights on the podium again. Marko Cheseto Lemtukei and Kelly Bruno – each of whom won the T62-T64/T42-T44 Division at the 128th Boston Marathon—will compete, as well as Atsbha Gebremeskel, the two-time Boston Marathon T46 (upper limb impairment) Para Athletics Division champion. More than 25 athletes will participate in the Para Athletics Divisions and Adaptive Programs at this year’s Boston 10K. Nearly $20,000 – an event record—in prize awards are available to top-three finishers across Vision Impairment (T11-T13), Upper Limb Impairment (T45-T46), Lower Limb Impairment (T61-T64), Coordination Impairment (T35-T38) classifications.

The Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital will be the second event of the 2024 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a year-long series featuring the Boston 5K (April), Boston 10K (June), and Boston Half (November). While open registration is sold out, limited spots are still available through Brigham and Women’s fundraising team. More information can be found here.

Media members interested in covering the Boston 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, may apply for credentials here.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Boston 10K’s presenting sponsor and exclusive fundraising partner, will again field a team of fundraising runners. Since 2016, more than 2,500 runners and 180 teams have raised $1.5 million to fuel life-giving breakthroughs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Learn more and register at www.runbwh.org/10k.


Sabastian Sawe KEN 26:49 (Herzogenaurach, 2023)
Dennis Kitiyo KEN 27:01 (Valencia, 2024)
Bravin Kiptoo KEN 27:12 (Prague, 2019)
Bernard Ngeno KEN 27:44 (Port Gentil, 2019)
Teshome Mekonen USA 27:50 (Prague, 2015)
Ali Abdilmana ETH 27:54 (Charleston, 2024)
Abel Kipchumba KEN 28:06 (Prague, 2017)
Rory Linkletter CAN 28:06 (Salt Lake City, 2021)
Diego Estrada USA 28:19 (Boston, 2023)
Bethwel Yegon KEN 28:24 (Appengdam, 2019)
Edward Cheserek KEN 28:26 (Charlestown, 2021)
Alex Masai KEN 28:29 (Boston, 2022)
Patrick Tiernan AUS 28:37 (Atlanta, 2022)
Clayton Young USA 28:49 (Atlanta, 2021)
Johannes Motschmann GER 28:51 (Dresden, 2020)
Wesley Kiptoo KEN 28:54 (Boston, 2023)
Peter Mwaniki Njeru KEN 29:12 (Arezzo, 2021)
Paul Arredondo USA 29:20 (Atlanta, 2023
Matt Baxter NZL 29:36 (Atlanta, 2022)
Frank Lara USA 29:37 (Atlanta, 2019)
William Amponsah GHA 29:53 (Okpekpe, 2023)
Liam Dee GBR 30:08 (Chepstow, 2021)
Brendan Martin USA 30:15 (Northport, 2014)
Tim McGowan USA 30:17 (Northport, 2021)
Jonathan Phillips USA 30:27 (Gloucester, 2021)
Erik Linden USA 30:33 (Gloucester, 2022)
Thomas Toth CAN 30:33 (Toronto, 2016)
Harry Halford GBR 31:03 (Telford, 2018)
Josh Kalapos USA 31:26 (Boston, 2023)
George Degen USA 32:30 (Gloucester, 2021)
Jordan Brannan USA 29:43.74 10,000m
Spencer Friske USA 31:27.36 10,000m
Ryan Eiler USA N/A
Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh Jordan N/A


Irine Cheptai KEN 30:16 (Prague, 2022)
Sarah Chelangat UGA 30:24 (Valencia, 2023)
Fantaye Belayneh ETH 30:24 (Herzogenaurach, 2022)
Senayet Getachew ETH 30:34 (Herzogenaurach, 2023)
Bosena Mulatie ETH 30:50 (Valencia, 2020)
Sharon Lokedi KEN 30:52 (NYC, 2022)
Stacy Ndiwa KEN 31:01 (Herzogenaurach, 2024)
Edna Kiplagat KEN 31:06 (Boston, 2016)
Emily Sisson USA 31:16 (NYC, 2023)
Molly Huddle USA 31:21 (Boston, 2015)
Caroline Rotich USA 31:30 (New York City, 2022)
Lily Partridge GBR 31:31 (Manchester, 2024)
Esther Chebet UGA 31:40 (Lille, 2024)
Emily Durgin USA 31:49 (Atlanta, 2021)
Dominique Scott RSA 31:59 (Charleston, 2022)
Daisy Jepkemei KAZ 32:05 (Astana, 2018)
Yuka Takashima JPN 32:05 (Castellon, 2023)
Hiwot Gebremaryam ETH 32:22 (Taroudant, 2015)
Abbey Wheeler USA 32:45 (Charleston, 2024)
Katie Kellner USA 33:05 (Atlanta, 2014)
Bria Wetsch USA 33:41 (New York, 2021)
Jackie Gaughan USA 33:44 (Boston, 2023)
Rachel Hyland USA 33:50 (Gloucester, 2021)
Jen Odenheimer USA 34:42 (Oakland, 2022)
Claire Benjamin USA 35:25A (Boulder, 2022)
Whitney Macon USA 35:36 (Atlanta, 2021)
Judy Chepaskwony KEN 31:09.42 10,000m
Mercy Chelangat KEN 31:15.39 10,000m
Annie Heffernan USA 33:09.83 10,000m
Citlali Cristian Moscote MEX 33:25.80 10,000m
Sophia Jacobs-Townsley USA 33:41.77 10,000m
Courtney Hawkins USA N/A


Name Country Division
Hermin Garic USA T51-54 – Men’s Wheelchair
Jeyna Senbeta USA T51-54 – Men’s Wheelchair
Hoda Elshorbagy Egypt T51-54 – Women’s Wheelchair
Michelle Wheeler USA T51-54 – Women’s Wheelchair
Marko Cheseto USA T61-64 – Men’s Lower Limb Impairment
Brian Reynolds USA T61-64 – Men’s Lower Limb Impairment
Kelly Bruno USA T61-64 – Women’s Lower Limb Impairment
Atsbha Gebremeskel Ethiopia T46 – Men’s Upper Limb Impairment


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The 129th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21, 2025. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.


Chris Lotsbom

B.A.A. Director of Race Communications & Media