London Marathon says reconsider fancy dress in record heat

Ruben Hill
April 20, 2018

Even then, his second race in Berlin in 2013, he clocked the then-fastest non-winning time ever of 2:04:05 behind Wilson Kipsang's world record of 2:03.23.

Last year Keitany, 36, raced to a brilliant women-only record (achieved without pacesetters) of 2:17:01, winning the prestigious event for the third time. "By having male pacemakers this year, I will have the support I need throughout the race", she said ahead of Sunday's race. "With the male pacemakers we have a great opportunity and we have to try and see if it's possible". Keitany has refused to think of a failed attempt.

Keitany added: "It would mean so much to me because I've had Paula's record in mind since I started my career".

"I have not changed my practice and I've got 2 hours 25 seconds to a human world record". "Training has gone well and I am ready for the race on Sunday", she said.

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest of all the time together with 2:03:03, and defending victor Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya ought to be in the mix, along with new kid in the cube Guye Adola, yet another Ethiopian, who pushed Kipchoge each of the manner in Berlin past year in an notable second-placed introduction. "I have done a bit more speed work since 2017, but my long runs have been about the same", she said.

Keitany won't only be racing against the clock, but will again go head-to-head with a strong Ethiopia duo of Tirunesh Dibaba and Mare Dibaba.

Kipchoge won over the roads of London in 2015 and 20-16 but missed last season's race to take part in this Nike Breaking 2 endeavor, in which he ran 2 weeks along with 25 moments with the aid of "illegal" in and out pace makers.

"I was shocked that Mary ran so fast past year from the start", Dibaba said. "I learned so much from that race, and I knew that I had to prepare better this year to be able to stay with her".

"The marathon World Record is something I have been working towards for several years and now I feel I can really attack it".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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