'Human record holder' Kipchoge confident ahead of London Marathon

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 20, 2018

The 34-year old Kenyan believes she is still a novice in the game and will not stand in the way of the two great women as they seek to break the world record in London.

He returned to action in Berlin in September a year ago, taking a second win there but has opted not to race at all since then over any distance. So that the training is completely testing my entire body.

Still only 33, Kipchoge knows what he is doing, having been at the top for more than a decade, winning world championship gold on the track over 5,000metres in 2003 then bronze and silver in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

Throughout the 26.2-mile marathon course there will be additional medical stations. I'll be ready to go for the 2020 Olympic Marathon in Tokyo.

However, if she wins without setting a new course record or World Record, then she will earn Sh5.5 million plus another Sh10 million for running 2:18:00.

The warning came on the hottest day of the year so far, with 25.7C (78.3F) recorded at Heathrow Airport on Thursday shortly before midday, the Met Office said.

She has no plans, though, to track either Keitany or Dibaba should they cut out at a world record pace. "There is no limitation and one afternoon Dennis's listing is going to be broken".

Although he is a strong favourite, as ever, the London field is of the highest order with the top eight all boasting times under 2:06.

Sunday will be only her third marathon after she made an impressive debut in London past year, finishing fourth in 2:23:50.

Interest will focus after calling time on his own stellar trail livelihood on Mo Farah, who's switched full time.

The Briton's only previous taste of the distance was in 2014 when he clocked 2:08:21 and he is likely to need a considerable improvement on that if he is to be in the mix on Sunday.

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