Carmel Marathon Elites Among the Most Decorated Women’s Field of the Boston Marathon

January 12, 2022

CARMEL, INDIANA /SPORTSWIRE WOMEN/ – Two Carmel Marathon alumni will be included in the women’s elite field of the 126th running of the Boston Marathon. Kathy Derks of Appleton, Wisconsin and Ziyang Liu of Kirkland, Washington will compete in a field that includes Olympians, Olympic medalists, and former Boston Marathon champions. At the Carmel Marathon in 2021, Derks and Liu finished first and second, respectively.

The Boston Marathon will return to the tradition of running on Patriots’ Day (Monday, April 18, 2022), after rescheduling in 2021 and 2020 due to COVID-19. The women’s elite field is highlighted by the two fastest marathon women in the world in 2021, Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir (2:17:16) and Joyciline Jepkosgei (2:17:43). Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel and former Boston Marathon Champions Edna Kiplagat and Des Linden are also in the field.

“It is great to see Carmel’s name on this most prestigious list, “stated Todd Oliver, Race Director. “We have worked hard to get Carmel in the national spotlight as the place to run.  Seeing our finishers on the list shows we are attracting top talent.  In 2021, we broke into the top-50 marathons and finished as the  34th largest in the US.  We want to thank the community, our sponsors, local hotels, restaurants and retailers for helping us welcome them to our City.”

Registration is now open for the Carmel Marathon Weekend event on April 9, 2022. Please visit CarmelMarathon.com for more information and registration. The full marathon has sold out for the past several years, and race organizers expect an earlier-than-usual sell out date in 2022.

The full women’s elite field for the 126th running of the Boston Marathon can be found here.

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About CRRG Events:

CRRG Events is an event management and production company with more than 20 years of producing successful running events. Based in Carmel, Indiana, CRRG Events has staged and managed events across 11 states ranging from a 1-mile football halftime race to ultramarathons. For more information, please visit CarmelRoadRacingGroup.com.

About the Carmel Marathon Weekend:

The 12th annual Carmel Marathon Weekend on Saturday, April 9, 2022 will feature a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K, as well as a marathon relay. The Carmel Marathon is the second largest marathon in Indiana and the largest running event in the city of Carmel. The event offers a fast course (certified Boston Qualifier) through the popular Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Indiana. To learn more, please visit CarmelMarathon.com.