Thursday, May 5, 2011

Athletics Kenya unveils marathon team to World Championships in Daegu, Korea

Boston Marathon winner and the fastest Marathoner on Earth, Geoffrey Mutai, has been named in the star-studded Kenyan marathon team to IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea between August 27 and September 4.

Mutai, who clocked the fastest time over the distance last month, 2:03:02 despite the mark not being recognised by world athletics body International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), will lead a strong team of 10 marathoners who include Moses Mosop, who finished runner up in Boston last month and London Marathon winner Emmanuel Mutai.

In the team released by Athletics Kenya (AK) on Wednesday, Boston Marathon women winner Caroline Kilel and London Marathon women winner Mary Keitany have also been included in the women team for the global championships.

"I believe that this is the best team of marathoners we have at the moment. We have had a large number of 154 male marathoners and 50 women marathoners who have hit the qualifying times for the championships since October last year and these are the best of the best.