Why London Marathon route offers great hope for Jemeli

Valary Aiyabei

Frankfurt Marathon champion Valary Aiyabei poses for a photo at her home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County after training on September 26, 2021.

Photo credit: Jsred Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • She started the 2019 season well, winning the second edition of Eldoret City Marathon in April in 2:27:17 ahead of Vivian Kiplagat (2:28:06) and Elizabeth Rumokol (2:33:01).
  • In September, Aiyabei defended her Kabarak Half Marathon title in 1:15.1. She won the 2019 Frankfurt Marathon in a time of 2:19:10.

Reigning Frankfurt Marathon champion Valary Jemeli is banking on solid preparation to perform better in Sunday’s London Marathon.


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