Kenenisa To Run In Big Half Marathon Sunday

Addis Ababa, February 26, 2020 (BBC) -The Big Half marathon takes place in London on Sunday.

Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, who ran the second fastest marathon in history last September, is the favourite to win the men’s race.

Kenenisa, the world record holder for 5,000m and 10,000m, was due to face Mo Farah but the Briton, winner of the past two Big Half races, pulled out because of an Achilles injury.

Kenenisa, 37, is gearing up for a London Marathon showdown with Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge on 26 April.

Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono, who won the Boston and Chicago marathons last year, is expected to provide Kenenisa’s main threat.

Leading British athletes include Chris Thompson, Dewi Griffiths and Ross Millington.

Britain’s Lily Partridge and Hayley Carruthers are favourites to win the women’s race.


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