Boston Marathon

April 21, 1997

When: Noon today

Runners: About 11,000

TV: ESPN2, 11: 55 a.m.

Course records: Men 2 hours, 7 minutes, 15 seconds, Cosmas Ndeti, Kenya, April 18, 1994; women 2: 21: 45, Uta Pippig, Germany, April 18, 1994

Prize money: $500,000, with $75,000 each for men's and women's first-place finishers in open divisions, and $10,000 each for men's and women's first-place finishers in masters and wheelchair divisions.

Men's field: Defending champion Moses Tanui, Ezekiel Bitok and three-time winner Cosmas Ndeti, all Kenyans, are among the favorites.

Women's field: Three-time defending champion Uta Pippig of Gemany is the favorite.

Pub Date: 4/21/97

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