Bedford hopes for WR
LONDON (GBR): Elite race coordinator Dave Bedford is hoping for a world record at this Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon when some of the greatest male marathon racers of all time go head-to-head through the streets of the British capital in pursuit of one of the biggest prizes in global running. Bedford’s line-up for 2016 pitches last year’s in-form winner Eliud Kipchoge, recently crowned the Series IX Abbott World Marathon Majors champion, against the speed of former and current world record breakers, Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto, plus the racing nouse of world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, the emerging talent of New York champion Stanley Biwott and the unpredictable brilliance of track great Kenenisa Bekele. “The ideal circumstances is a fast race and what you really want is people being competitive,” says Bedford. From organizers release.
Larry Eder responds: The fields are there, hopefully, the weather will help, but London has fantastic fields. David Bedford and his team know how to put together great fields that battle each other. RunBlogRun is looking forward to watching the battle on April 24.