Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tsegaye Kebede 'I Will Run the World Record'

SUNDAY'S London Marathon could be as much about those missing from the race as those taking part, given the absence of Paula Ratcliffe, Katie Price and Buster Martin.

Ratcliffe, who has set her sights on marathon glory at the 2012 Olympics, has recently had a baby; Price suffered a cruel late injury after months of training and Martin, the Londoner who became the oldest runner of a marathon in the 2008 race, died yesterday aged 104.

But once Sunday comes around, it will still be all about the people wearing out the soles of their shoes, not least last year's winner Tsegaye Kebede, who reckons he has a good shot at claiming the world record this year.