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Kiprotich in UK for Sunday's Bupa Great Run
Publish Date: Jul 09, 2014
Kiprotich in UK for Sunday's Bupa Great Run
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By Norman Katende

World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich has an opportunity to reignite his winning ways this Sunday, when he takes part in the Great North Run in Gateshead.

Kiprotich, who failed in his efforts of   bagging another win at both the 2013 New York Marathon and 2014 London Marathon (12th), will participate in a half marathon, with a main aim of trying to work on his speed and build his confidence ahead  of  his next marathon.

Kiprotich, who has been training in Kaptagat, will be competing  against a host of Elite runners, mostly those preparing for the  Commonwealth Games like Derek Hawkins and Romania’s Marius  Ionescu, , who also competed in the marathon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Though the race has little known runners, Kiprotich will have an opportunity to build his confidence over the half marathon mark, as he prepares for the 2014 Bupa Great North Run, due in New Castle September 7.  Sunday’s race is a build up to the main event.

Last year  event attracted world greats Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebreselassie,  with double Olympic and World championships gold medallist Mo Farah.


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