The 2019 world marathon bronze medallist Amos Kipruto is eyeing a podium finish when he makes his debut at the London Marathon this Sunday.
Kipruto, a 2nd-location finisher at the Tokyo Marathon early this yr may be the sole Kenyan inside the race after his compatriot and training mate Vincent Kipchumba pulled out due to an injury.
Having secured 2nd-vicinity finishes in Tokyo and Berlin, Kipruto wants to go away a mark inside the English capital through reducing his personal great mark of 2:03:03 set in Tokyo.
“it’s far my first time competing in London and i’m excited that I got the possibility to make my debut this year. I think i am prepared to make an awesome account of myself on Sunday. As a result of my education my target is to make the rostrum,” stated Kipruto.
The 30-yr-antique will conflict with a robust area led by using protecting champion Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia who clocked 2:04:01 to win remaining year’s race.
Becoming a member of them is the 3-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia who located third in 2016 and second in 2017.
Multiple global and Olympic champion Mo Farah of brilliant Britain, Birhanu Legese- the 1/3 fastest marathoner and Mosinet Geremew- the fifth fastest marathoner will also be in motion on Sunday.
Defending champion Joyciline Jepkosgei, Paris Marathon champion Juduth Jeptum and Mary Ngugi will fly Kenyan flag inside the women’s race.
World report holder Brigid Kosgei pulled out of the race earlier this week due to a hamstring damage on her proper leg.
The London Marathon comes only a week after the Berlin Marathon that noticed marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge lower his personal world file by 30 seconds.