The 4 of October 2020 is an eagerly awaited day in Kenya and across the world as Eliud Kipchoge will be participating in the London marathon. Kipchoge who is one of the fastest runners across the world will be facing stiff competition from Mosinet Geremew, Mule Wasihun, Sisay Lemma, and Tamirat Tola, all of whom have personal best times of under 2 hours and 5 minutes. The world was shocked earlier in the week after Kenelisa Bekele pulled out of the race due to a calf injury. The race had earlier been scheduled
Kenya's Angela Tanui set a new record as she went on to win the 2021 Amsterdam Marathon. Breaking the previous record set by Ethiopia's Degitu Azimeraw in 2019 of 2:19:26 setting it at 2:17:57 to finish ahead of her compatriot Maureen Chepkemoi who finished second in 2:20:18.
Lawrence Cherono is a Kenyan long-distance runner. He is currently ranked tied with Ethiopians Tamirat Tola and Asefa Mengstu for the 8th fastest marathon of all time based on his 2:04:06 run while winning the Amsterdam Marathon on October 21, 2018. #TokyoOlympics: Villagers gather at the home of Lawrence Cherono to watch and cheer the Boston and Chicago Marathon winner to victory.