Training group hopes to end Kenyan dominance.
Kenyan men have won Boston 15 times since Ibrahim Hussein was the first in 1991. That dominance could take a major hit at the Boston Marathon on Monday, if a group of five talented Ethiopians perform up to their predictions.
“One-two-three-four, maybe,” saidÃ‚Â Lelisa DesisaÃ‚Â (above) today with a confident laugh.
“We train together in Addis. We have our own strategies, yes, a race is a serious thing, but it helps to know each other, so we might work together to a certain point,” saidÃ‚Â Markos Geneti.
Deriba MergaÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â Gebre Gebremariam, both with the experience of victory and podium places in major American marathons, also seemed quietly confident.
“I expect a good result. Top four. I am as ready as when was third at Boston in 2011,” said Gebremariam. Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Ã¢â‚¬Â¨ Read more on Runners World.