Kipchoge v Bekele: Where London Marathon will be won

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line to win the elite men's race of the 2019 London Marathon in central London on April 28, 2019.

Photo credit: Ben Stansall | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The men’s marathon will certainly keep athletics fanatics glued to their seats when two of the greatest in distance running go head to head
  • Kipchoge and Bekele first faced-off 17 years ago at Oslo’s Bislett games where Bekele snatched the win in 12:52.26
  • At the 2018 London Marathon - the stage of next month’s showdown - Kipchoge sealed his hat-trick of victories in the UK capital dropping Bekele along the way to win yet another marathon



It's only a week to another blockbuster London marathon and athletics fans from around the world will be waiting with bated breath to watch the best distance athletes go for the win in the most unique race in recent years.

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