ALL EYES ON LONDON MARATHON 2019
Kipchoge, Cheruiyot Aim to Defend Their Titles
With less than 36 hours to go, the world stage has been set and athletics’ fans worldwide are looking forward to one of the most competitive road races ever, the London marathon.
The mostly triumphant Kenyan athletes have not been left behind as they seek to defend their previous titles across London. Being the 39th edition, Kenyans have emerged victorious 14 times in the male category and 10 times in the female category.
The race scheduled for Sunday 28 will kick off with top contenders such as Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, the reigning world record holder lauded as the greatest marathoner of all time. Kipchoge will battle it out for the top prize with his closest competitors, Shura Kitata of Ethiopia and Britain’s Mohammed Farah in the men category.
On the female category, title holder Vivian Cheruiyot together with her compatriots Mary Keitany and Brigid Kosgey will stretch their limbs for the elite female prize.