Geoffrey Kamworor, photo by PhotoRun.net
NEW YORK CITY (USA): World cross country and half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor hopes that Sunday's New York City Marathon will be his big breakthrough at the distance, report RRW. In his first five marathons, he struggled after the 35km mark. In order to have more endurance for this race, he has run 30 to 40 km long runs twice a week in his preparation. His coach Patrick Sang said that Kamworor has a better mentality than the other athletes he trains; London and Berlin champion Eliud Kipchoge being one of the training group's members. Sang says that the half marathon is still Kamworor's best distance, but he believes that in the long run he can achieve his best results at the marathon.
Editors note: I first saw Kamworor run in Copenhagen in March 2014. He is a tough competitor. His wins in World Champs half, World Cross country and his silver medal in Beijing in the 10,000 meters were amazingly impressive. Can Geoffrey do well over the marathon distance? I think he will battle Mr. Kipsang, but Wilson may have other ideas.
We shall see tomorrow!