TOP
  • Home
  • Sport
  • Three Ugandans join Kipchoge in quest for marathon history

Three Ugandans join Kipchoge in quest for marathon history

By James Bakama

Added 11th October 2019 07:45 PM

The Kenyan runner will attempt to race to the new mark in Vienna, two years since he fell 25 seconds short in Italy

Aaaaaaabig 703x422

Kipchoge with the team of 41 pace-setters who will aid in his record attempt. Courtesy Photo

The Kenyan runner will attempt to race to the new mark in Vienna, two years since he fell 25 seconds short in Italy

Three Ugandans are on the verge of making history as they pace set Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge in his quest to run the first-ever sub-two-hour marathon.

Jacob Kiplimo, Ronald Musagala and Thomas Ayeko will be part of the 41 pace-makers tomorrow morning assigned to push to the new record in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Kiplimo won Uganda silver at this year’s World Cross-Country in Denmark just like Ayeko in 2011.

Musagala, on the other hand, represented Uganda at the just concluded IAAF World Championships in Doha.

gandan runner onald usagala 2nd right with fellow pacesetters as they got familiar with the course on riday ourtesy hotoUgandan runner Ronald Musagala (2nd right) with fellow pace-setters as they got familiar with the course on Friday. Courtesy Photo

 

Kipchoge will attempt to race to the new mark in the Austrian capital, two years since he fell 25 seconds short in Italy.

Now he is resolute that he will break what is considered one of the ultimate milestones in athletic performance.

"I feel more prepared, I feel more ready and I am confident that I have been at that speed for the last two years," said Kipchoge, who holds the official marathon world record of 2:01:39.

Related Articles

More From The Author

Related articles