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Vivian Cheruiyot to battle Mary Keitany in London marathon title defence

Olympic 5,000m champion will be defending her London marathon title, facing off with queen of Marathon and three time London marathon champion Mary Keitany on 28th April in the English Capital.

The duo will join Chicago marathon champion Brigid Kosgei and reigning Berlin marathon champion Gladys Cherono.

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Vivian Cheruiyot 197 leading Hellen Obiri 120. Photo by Sabuni Khwa Sabuni

Cheruiyot, who dominated track before venturing in marathon won last year’s title beating Keitany who finished 5th but Keitany staged a sweet revenge in New York when she claimed her 4th title ahead of Cheruiyot in second position.

Cheruiyot and Keitany will be the centre of attraction as well as Cherono and Kosgei who dominated 2018 world marathon majors across the world.

But they have to deal with Ethiopia’s trio of Tirunesh Dibaba, Tadelech Bekele and Roza Dereje.

Cherono, Kosgei and Keitany top the current World Marathon Majors series rankings with 25 points apiece from their wins in Berlin, Chicago and New York.

Additional information AFP

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