Later that year, the former University of OR star followed with a third-place finish at the Chicago Marathon, with an improved time of 2:20:57. She was also second to Rose Chelimo in the World Track and Field Championships marathon and fourth in NY.
The question will be how much longer Kiplagat, now 38, can maintain her winning form.
Kiplagat, 37, pulled away with more than five miles remaining a year ago to win at Boston in 2:21:52.
More recently Rupp has become only the second USA runner to break the hour mark for the half-marathon.
Kirui also won the world marathon crown with Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola second and boasting a 2:04:06 clocking from Dubai in January, where he was third.Ethiopians Lelisa Desisa, the 2013 and 2015 Boston champion, and Lemi Berhanu, the 2016 Boston victor, could also threaten for the title.
The field includes two other estimable Ethiopian past winners - Lemi Berhanu, who took the title two years ago, and Lelisa Desisa, who won in 2013 and 2015, making a widely acclaimed gesture after the first victory when he returned his medal to the city to honour those killed and injured in the bombings that disfigured the later stages of that race.
Arab League demands probe on Syria chemical attack
Saudi Arabia is pushing for a tough, unified stance against Iran at the annual gathering of the 22-member Arab League. In mid-March, UNRWA said it did not have the necessary funds to continue running until the summer.
Kathua case: JK CM accepts resignation of BJP ministers
The CBI has taken over the investigation in the three cases related to the alleged rape of the 17-year-old girl by Sengar. Asked about the demand for a CBI probe into the incident, the BJP leader said: "It is now for the court to decide".
Russian Federation slams joint airstrikes in Syria
The ministry additionally pointed to previous alleged use of chemicals by the rebels in fighting with Syrian government troops. Speaking to reporters in Moscow, Lavrov reiterated a strong warning to the West against military action in Syria.
PBT Extra Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. The top-seeded Rockets had their hands full with the No. 8 Timberwolves on a night where Houston made just 10 of 37 3-pointers.
PM Modi visits health and wellness centre in Jangla
A counter-demonstration titled British Indians Welcome Prime Minister Modi is also planned at the same time at Parliament Square. A rally in support of Modi is also due to take place outside the diaspora event venue on Wednesday.