Two time London marathon Wilson Kipsang and Chicago marathon champion Brigid Kosgei are new entrants into the 2019 London marathon set for April 28th.
The former world marathon record holder Kipsang won the London Marathon in 2012 and 2014, setting a course record of 2:04:29 on his second triumph. In between those victories, he earned the Olympic bronze medal in 2012 and set a world record of 2:03:23 in Berlin in 2013.
Kipsang will be making his sixth appearance at the London Marathon and will line up against the man who now owns the course record and world record, Eliud Kipchoge.
In women’s category Brigid Kosgei returns to London for the second time in arrow after finishing second last year in 2:20:13 before going on to smash her PB with 2:18:35 when winning at the Chicago Marathon six months later.
Hawkins and Vernon feature in British charge.