This year’s London Marathon promises to be one of the best yet with four of the five fastest men in history trying to win the race.
London Marathon to feature four of five fastest men
Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele will headline the men’s elite race at the London Marathon as four of the five fastest men in history are set to compete this year.
While world record holder Eliud Kipchoge is absent from the line-up, Bekele will be joined by compatriots Birhanu Legese and Mosinet Geremew as well as Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum at the start line on April 23.
With Bekele and Kiptum, the second and third fastest of all time, in the race it will mark the first time two men who have run inside two hours and two minutes will compete in the same marathon.
Defending champion Amos Kipruto of Kenya and world champion Ethiopian Tamirat Tola are also entrants.