Makau for Prague 10k
PRAGUE (CZE): World marathon record holder Patrick Makau is coming back to the Czech Republic. He will be at the start line of the Metro 10K Race being held as part of the Mattoni Grand Prix Prague next Saturday, 8 September. "As you know, I was truly delighted to be invited to Prague last year in autumn. I've made some friends there so I am really looking forward to coming back. I'd still like to spend more time in Prague and, during the course of the next few years, take part also in other races of the RunCzech.com running series, while also getting to know your country better. I consider the Metro 10K Race as a part of my preparation for the Frankfurt Marathon in autumn," the 27 year old Kenyan runner revealed. "Although he is a world record holder in marathon, his personal best in the 10 km (five years ago with a time of 27:27 in Berlin) is faster than the course record. So we're expecting to see him go for this time, even though his preparations are set on the marathon," Manager of Elite Athletes, Jana Moberly commented. Aside from boasting a champion such as Makau, his compatriots Boniface Kirui Henry Kiplagat, 2010 winner Mourad Marofit from Morocco and Yoshinori Oda from Japan will also perform their best. All of them are capable of pushing past the 28 minute barrier. In terms of the ladies, the strengths of Ethiopian favourite, Tadelech Bekele will certainly be put to the test by Polish Olympian, Karolina Jarzynska and British representative, Katrin Wooton. Organizers are informing.