Kipruto, to face Bekele, Kamworor, Tola as he seek to defend London marathon title

Amos Kipruto, Kenenisa Bekele, Geoffrey kamworor and Tamirat Tola will be facing off with other top athletes at this year’s London marathon.

Kipruto, the winner of 2022 title will be at the starting line up to defend his title set for April 23, coming back to its normal time after it was held in October last year.

London was Kipruto’s maiden World Marathon Majors victory in 2:04.39 and he will be facing off with Mo Farah and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele double  New York City Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor, World marathon champion Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia.

Others include Valencia marathon champion Kelvin Kiptum, Vincent Kipchumba, Birhanu Legese, Mosinet Geremew.

2023 London Marathon Elite field

  1. Amos Kipruto (Kenya) 2:03:13   
  2. Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia 2:01:41
  3. Kelvin Kiptum  (Kenya) 2:01:53
  4. Birhanu Legese (Ethiopia) 2:02:48
  5. Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) 2:02:55
  6. Tamirat Tola  (Ethiopia)2:03:39
  7. Kinde Atanaw (Ethiopia) 2:03:31
  8. Leul Gebresilasie   (Ethiopia) 2:04:02
  9. Vincent Kipchumba (Kenya) 2:04:28
  10. Seifu Tura (Ethiopia) 2:04:29
  11. Mo Farah (Great Britain) 2:05:11
  12. Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya) 2:05:23 
  13. Yuki Kawauchi (Japan) 2:07:07
  14. Brett Robinson (Australia) 2:07:31
  15. Dewi Griffiths (Great Britain) 2:09:49
  16. Rory Linkletter (Canada)  2:10:24
  17. Chris Thompson (Great Britain) 2:10:52
  18. Tom Groschel (Great Britain) 2:11:03
  19. Ben Connor (Great Britain) 2:11:20
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