TOKYO (JPN): Wilson Kipsang hasn’t ruled out an attempt on Dennis Kimetto’s world record of 2:02:57 in the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, informs the Daily Nation. “I missed out on the world record narrowly last year and I want to see if I can be able to achieve that time on Sunday with my pacemakers,” he said. Among the pacemakers assigned for the Tokyo Marathon is Kipsang’s brother Noah Kiprotich who has a 60:25 PB for the half marathon.
RunBlogRun opines: Wilson Kipsang is one of the finest marathoners in the world. He has the respect of @runblogrun for many reasons. Here’s the key: The guy came back from the abyss. Wilson ran a WR, had some injuries, and came back. His battle with Kenenisa Bekele, in Berlin, was epic. His comeback in 2017 from his dnf in Berlin, to nearly run down Geoffrey Kamworor in the Big Apple was exciting, gutty and heartfelt.
Can Wilson Kipsang break the WR?