New Record Set By Kenyan At The London Marathon

It was team Kenya once again flying the red, green and black colors of the Kenyan flag high up as they smashed records at the London marathon 2017 on Sunday. Not every day we see the Duke of Cambridge posing for a photo with Kenyans, but our athletes called for it.

Mary Keitany on her 3rd London marathon broke the record set in 2005 by 4time Olympian Paula Radcliffe to win the race in a lingering 2:17:01. This is the fastest time in history since ‘Women only’ race was established by  IAAF.  She set the pace off the race from the first mile and she was comfortable front-running till end sighting cool weather and her perfect form. This kept her close competition Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia several steps behind.

On the men’s front, Daniel Wanjiru crossed the line first making it a Kenyan 1-2 affair in 2:05:48. He warded off Kenenisa Bekele challenge at the 21-mile juncture and stayed ahead of the pack until last two miles. Pundits argue Daniel being 21 years compared to Bekele’s 13 years elder, used his rookie skills to outdo the veteran in the last kilometer battle.

At the end of the race, Daniel stated that he works towards breaking Dennis Kimetto’s 2015 Berlin record of 2:02:57. “In the beginning, the race was very fast and we were inside world record pace. It was the pace I was preparing for” he commented later.

In celebrating Kenyans win, amazing images of Prince Harry posing with Daniel and Mary were posted on #LondonMarathon2017 social media trend. With over 40,000 participants in the marathon, it seemed like the whole lot was chasing less than 10 Kenyans on the track.

2017 seems like the year of smashing records from Kenyan athletes and it would be silly to box their potential. On to the next team Kenya. Lets Go!

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