Former Africa Athletics championships 10,000m champion Kenneth Kipkemoi will be making his debut at the 123rd Boston marathon set for Monday in the Unites States of America as he tries to make entry into the world marathon majors (WMM).
The 2018 Rotterdam marathon champion will be joining top names on the course after he competed at the Chicago, where he was the best Kenyan runner when he finished 4th in the 2018 edition that was won by multiple world champion Mo Farah.
“My target is to run well and be on the podium,” said Kipkemoi, the former Valencia half marathon silver medalist.
Kipkemoi will be marshalling forces with former champions Geoffrey Kirui who won the 2017 title in 2:09.37 with other strong contenders in the men’s race including two time Amsterdam marathon champion Lawrence Cherono, Felix Kandie, Festus Talam, 2012 winner Wesley Korir and Benson Kipruto.
Two time world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat will seek to reclaim the titles they won in 2017, having been affected by bad weather last year.
Kiplagat will lead Kenya’s female elite line up as she attempts to put the 2018 debacle behind her and prove her 2017 victory having finished in 2:21:53.
Kiplagat will be challenging 2012 winner Sharon Cherop, 2013 champion Caroline Rotich, 2018 Paris Marathon champion Betsy Saina and new comer Mary Wacera who has graduated to the full marathon with great potential.