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Will Eliud Kipchoge defend his title in London Marathon?

The London Marathon takes centre stage today where Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge the title holder will meet Britain’s champion No Farah.

Kipchoge is chasing a fourth title.

Apart from the Kipchoge and Farah duel, the field also boosts of several runners who can easily challenge for the title.

Wilson Kipsang, a two-time London winner with a Personal Best of 2:03:13 will be going for his third title.

Other Kenyans include Abraham Kiptum, the world half marathon record holder and 2017 champion Daniel Wanjiru.

In the women field, Vivian Cheruiyot, the defending champion will face off with fellow countrywoman Mary Keitany who will be seeking her fourth London title.

How many athletes will take part?

More than 40,000 runners will take part in the gruelling 26.2 mile race while crowds cheer them on from the sidelines.

Athletes, celebrities and elite amateurs will compete against each other, passing many of London’s iconic landmarks along the way.
The huge global spectacle, and the biggest event of London’s running calendar, starts just after 9am.

More to come…

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