The Kipchoge-Bekele duel trembles at the London Marathon
It has been communicated by the director of the test, Hugh Brasher. "I cannot confirm the presence of Kenenisa Bekele and Eliud Kipchoge on October 4 in London". Neither has ensured their presence in the British capital next fall. First, because barely able to train these days and his have had to break his usual routine in training camp when the spring season was ruled out and the Tokyo Olympics postponed. Both had to face each other in both tests and now everything is up in the air. Where can we see them face each other next time? It is an enigma.
He does not rule out that in London only the elite run
In an interview with Guard The Guardian ’, Brasher has also commented that “The option that only elite athletes can participate in the next Virgin Money London Marathon is not ruled out at all”. It is one of the possibilities that are being considered for the autumn, a system that, remember, was already used in the past Tokyo Marathon when the coronavirus storm had not yet exploded and was in its very early phase. Kipchoge has already recognized that his primary objective is to revalidate his Olympic title In the Japanese capital, it will be necessary to see what he decides to run before and if it fits in his calendar to be in London (as long as it ends up competing).
Almost 1 million people on the streets
The British capital marathon regularly brings together some 45,000 runners and around 750,000 spectators that fill the streets of the English city. Brasher has also stated that the final decision on whether it will be disputed and how the test will be made at the latest in August.