Stephen Kosgei-Kibet

Bib: 1

Age: 28

Country: Kenya

Best 10K: 27:43

Of note: Beach to Beacon runner-up last year (27:43) and in 2012 (28:01). … Placed fourth in 2010 with a 27:52 time. … His half-marathon PR of 58:54 ranks him in the top 10 all-time. … Fifth in the 2012 World Half Marathon Championships.

Stanley Biwott

Bib: 2

Age: 29

Country: Kenya

Best 10K: 27:59

Of note: Returning to Beach to Beacon for first time since 2012 victory (27:59), which he followed with a victory at the Falmouth Road Race. … Ran career best 2:04:55 at the 2014 London Marathon to place second. … Won 2012 Paris Marathon in a course-record 2:05:11. … In March, won the City-Pier-City-Loop Half Marathon in 59:20, the fastest half recorded so far in 2015.

Moses Kipsiro

Bib: 4

Age: 28

Country: Uganda

Best 10K: 27:52

Of note: Has won three Commonwealth Games titles (5,000 and 10,000 in 2010 and 10,000 in 2014), two individual World Cross Country medals (silver, bronze), and was a World Championships bronze medalist in the 5,000 in 2009. … On only previous visit to U.S. for a road race in 2013, finished second (28:02) at the Healthy Kidney 10K in New York City.

Micah Kogo

Bib: 5

Age: 29

Country: Kenya

Best 10K: 27:01

Of note: A two-time Beach to Beacon champion (27:47 in 2011 and 28:03 in 2013), he took fifth (28:15) last year. … Bronze medalist at 2008 Olympics at 10,000 and has recorded a 26:38 on the track. … Once ran 27:01 in a 10K road race to set a world record … Finished second (2:10:27) in his marathon debut at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Paul Kipchumba Lonyangata

Bib: 6

Age: 22

Country: Kenya

Best 10K: 28:19

Of note: Won bronze at 2010 World Junior Championship and has personal bests of 13:08 at 5,000, 27:21 at 10,000, 59:53 in the half marathon and 2:07:44 in the marathon.

Daniel Salel

Bib: 7

Age: 24

Country: Kenya

Best 10K: 27:41

Of note: Won the rain-soaked BAA 10K (28:09) in June after finishing third there in 2014 (27:41) and 2013. … Won the 3,000 in the World Youth Championships in 2007 (7:57.18). … Has run 27:07 at 10,000.

Christo Landry

Bib: 8

Age: 29

Country: USA (Charlotte, N.C.)

Best 10K: 28:25

Of note: Wisconsin native and All-American at William & Mary finished second to Ben True at the Gate River Run 15K (44:14). … Also recorded a 27:55 in the 10,000 at the Payton Jordan Invitational in May. … In 2014, set American 25K record (1:14:18) at the USA 25K Championship and also won the USA 10K Championship in Atlanta in a personal-best 28:25.

Riley Masters

Bib: 9

Age: 25

Country: USA (Seattle)

Best 10K: 30:19

Of note: Veazie native who is a former Bangor High standout and All-American at the University of Maine and University of Oklahoma. … Set a personal best 13:17.97 in the 5,000 at the Payton Jordan Invitational in May and placed ninth in the 5,000 at the U.S. Championships in June. … Recently recorded a 3:36.49 to set a 1,500. … Won the Maine category at the 2013 Beach to Beacon.

Will Geoghegan

Bib: 10

Age: 23

Country: USA (Eugene, Ore.)

Best 10K: 29:53

Of note: Brunswick native who set a personal best 13:17.85 in the 5,000 in Belgium this month, following an eighth in the 1,500 (3:40.05) at the U.S. meet in June. … Dartmouth All-American who transferred to Oregon to finish his college career. Capped his lone season with the Ducks with a fourth in the 5,000 at the NCAA Championships. … Won the Maine category at the 2014 Beach to Beacon.

Eric Jenkins

Bib: 11

Age: 23

Country: USA (Portsmouth, N.H.)

Best 10K: 28:59 (track)

Of note: A two-time NCAA champ at Oregon who began his collegiate career at Northeastern. … Launched his professional career this summer on the European track circuit, finishing just behind Ben True in Belgium with a time of 13:07.33 in the 5,000 and also recording a 7:40 in the 3,000. … Won the 3,000 and 5,000 at the 2015 NCAA indoor championships. … Noted for much-publicized rivalry with Oregon teammate Edward Cheserek. Finished second to Cheserek in both the 10,000 (28:59.13) and 5,000 at the 2015 NCAA outdoor championships.

Ethan Shaw

Bib: 20

Age: 25

Country: USA (Boston)

Best 10K: 28:41 (track)

Of note: Falmouth native who ran at Dartmouth College and won the Maine category (30:37) at the 2012 Beach to Beacon. … Made his marathon debut last year at Twin Cities in Minnesota, where he finished 13th in 2:17:26. … In January, recorded a personal best of 1:03.41 at the USA Half Marathon Championships.

– Glenn Jordan


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