Korir and Kibet to battle for Sydney marathon

Former World Marathon silver medallist Judith Korir and defending champion Moses Kibet will lead other top athletes on Sunday’s Sydney marathon.

The reigning Paris marathon champion, Korir will lead women onslaught after finishing sixth at the London Marathon compatriot Angela Tanui as well as Haven Hailu Desse, Eritrea’s Nazret Weldu finished fourth and then eighth in the past two World Championships marathons, while Siranesh Yirga Dagne has a best of 2:21:08. Others are Sinead Diver, USA’s Betsy Saina among others.

Kibet will lead the men’s race as he fights to defend his title he won last year alongside compatriot Cosmas Matolo Muteti, Gabriel Geay of Tanzania.  Ethiopia’s Getaneh Molla (2:03:34), Kenya’s Jonathan Korir (2:04:32), Ethiopia’s Abayneh Degu (2:04:53), Kenya’s Abraham Kipkemboi Kiptoo (2:05:04), Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri (2:05:12), Ethiopia’s Amedework Walelegn (2:05:27) and Kenya’s Laban Korir (2:05:41).

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