Reigning Amsterdam marathon champion Lawrence Cherono is set to defend his Honolulu marathon title set for December 10th in the Hawaii state of world’s super power, United States of America.
Cherono who ran the fastest time on the course (2:09.39) last year said he will be chasing to improve on his time.
“Last year, it was so cold and if the weather will be conducive, I want to improve and lower again,” said Cherono.
The race has been dominated by Kenyans, winning ten years in a row with Cherono running away with course record last year that was held by Kenyan Jimmy Muindi who won the title six times and in 2004 he won with a course record timing 2:11.12.
“Right now, am training well to ensure that I defend my title.i know it will not be easy but am hoping for better results,” added Cherono.
On October 15th, the Baringo born runner smashed the Amsterdam course record when he ran 2:05.09,as he personal best in the 42km distance lowering IAAF World marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru who won last year with 2:05.21.
Since inception in 1973, Kenyan men have dominated the race, winning 26 titles with Ibrahim Hussein being the first Kenyan to lift the title in 1985, followed in 1986 and 1987.