Kenyan athlete Geoffrey Kamworor is gearing up to compete against a formidable Ethiopian team led by Kenenisa Bekele in the upcoming London Marathon scheduled for April. At 30 years old, Kamworor is poised to spearhead Kenya’s efforts for a dominant performance in this year’s event, aiming for a clean sweep of victories.

Bekele, renowned as one of the fastest marathoners in history, will lead the Ethiopian contingent, which includes accomplished runners such as Tamirat Tola, the reigning New York City Marathon champion, and Mosinet Geremew. Bekele, in particular, holds the world masters category record, having set a new mark of 2:04:19 at the 2023 Valencia Marathon, showcasing his exceptional prowess on the marathon circuit.

Joining Kamworor from the Kenyan side is Alexander Mutiso, who secured the runner-up position at the 2023 Valencia Marathon with an impressive time of 2:03:11. With Kamworor and Mutiso representing Kenya, the stage is set for a thrilling showdown between East African rivals on the streets of London.

Kamworor boasts an illustrious career, having clinched victory in several prestigious races. He secured his maiden World Marathon Major title at the 2017 New York City Marathon and repeated his triumph at the same event in 2019, demonstrating his consistency and endurance on the global stage. Additionally, Kamworor holds the distinction of being a three-time World Half Marathon champion, claiming victory in 2014, 2016, and 2018, showcasing his versatility across different distances.

Furthermore, Kamworor has showcased his dominance in cross-country running, clinching the senior men’s 12km race at the World Cross Country Championships twice, in 2015 and 2017. Notably, he previously held the world half marathon record, clocking an impressive time of 58:01 at the Copenhagen Half Marathon in September 2019. Although his record was later surpassed by Kibiwott Kandie in December 2020 at the Valencia Half Marathon, Kamworor’s legacy as a formidable distance runner remains unquestionable.

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