Eliud Kipchoge To Run In Delhi Half Marathon 2016
Rio Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge From Kenya who just turned 32 on November 5 has won 7 successive marathons in last three years. And now he is going to participate in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on November 20. It will be his first outing over short distance since he finished 6th at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in February 2015.
Kipchoge says “It’s six years down the line since the Commonwealth Games were held in Delhi, where I got the silver medal in 5000m. I have great memories of my last visit to India and now I am ready to come back in a different capacity as a road racer.”
He added “India is one of the world’s biggest hubs of technology and business but I am looking forward to visiting the country and once again experiencing competitive sport in India.”
“We are excited and privileged that the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will host the Rio Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge as a part of the elite field for the 12th edition of the event.” said Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International, Promoters of the Event.
Airtel Delhi Marathon was inaugurated in 2005 and it is the India’s leading road race over the Half Marathon. It is renowned among the world’s top distance runners for its fast course, which has seen seven of the last eight men’s races won under 60 minutes.