Kenya, Ethiopia marathoners renew hostilities in London

What you need to know:

  • Once again, the Kenya-Ethiopia long distance running rivalry will be in display especially in the women’s race, while athletes from Eritrea are expected to add a twist to the men’s race.
  • Two-time former World marathon champion Abel Kirui leads Kenya’s assault of 2016 Amsterdam Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru and marathon debutante Bedan Karoki, who is also the World Half Marathon silver medallist.
  • The Kenyans have a battle at hand as they confront the second fastest man in marathon history, Ethiopian track legend Kenenisa Bekele and reigning World Marathon champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie from Eritrea.

The World record could go up in smoke when some of the finest long distance runners clash at this year’s London Marathon on Sunday.


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