Eldoret - Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has three major ambitions before retirement.
The 36-year-old, a 2012 Olympics bronze medallist, wants to reclaim
the London marathon in April, then go on and win the world championships
in Doha in September before a final attempt at Olympic gold in Tokyo
Kipsang is eyeing the London half marathon on March 10 as a launchpad to the busy season.
"I am looking forward to the race where it will a good testing ground
to the big race. I expect to race against people like Mo Farah, who
will also be competing in the London marathon."
Kipsang has won the London marathon in 2012 and 2014, and set the
world record in between, but he says he's hungry for another success
after two years of trying to get back to form.
He expects this year's London marathon, which has attracted a high quality field of runners, to be very competitive.
"There are big prospects that the marathon is going to be very tough
with the likes of Eliud Kipchoge, Mo Farah and Tola Kitata of Ethiopia
in the competition. There are high chances of a new course record being
The current London record of 2:03.05 was set by Kipsang's compatriot and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge in 2016.