Abel Kirui goes after Chicago dream

Former two-time world marathon champion Abel Kirui stretches after training at the Global Sports Communication camp in Kapatagat, Elgeyo Marakwet County on September 28, 2017. He will be defending his Chicago Marathon title. PHOTO | DENNIS LUBANGA |

What you need to know:

  • Inspired by Kipchoge’s Berlin win, ex-world champ seeks fast time on Sunday.
  • Kirui will be up against US-based Stephen Sambu, world marathon record-holder Dennis Kimetto, former New York Marathon champion Stanley Biwott and Bernard Kipyego.
  • In the ladies category, defending champion Florence Kiplagat will be battling it out with compatriot Valentine Kipketer and Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba among others.

Former two-time world marathon champion Abel Kirui is plotting to lower his course time for Sunday’s Chicago Marathon besides retaining his title in “Windy City.”

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