30 Sep '12, 3pm

Kipchoge and Kogo to take part in Bupa #greatbirminghamrun

Eliud Kipchoge and Micah Kogo, two of the world's best distance runners, will both be aiming to succeed Haile Gebrselassie as Bupa Great Birmingham Run champion and hopefully break his course record next month. The Kenyans will come to the city on October 21 highly confident they can run much faster than the half marathon time of one hour two minutes and 28 seconds, in which the legendary Ethiopian crossed the line a year ago. Kipchoge, a former 5000m world champion and Olympic silver and bronze medallist, made the decision to switch his attention to a serious road running career earlier this year. The 27-year-old made a spectacular half marathon debut in Lille, France, where he posted a time of 59:25, earning him selection for his national team at the World Championships in Bulgaria on October 7. 26-year-old Kogo, a 2008 Olympic Games 10,000m bronze medallist, finished ru...

Full article: http://www.greatrun.org/News/NormalNews.aspx?nid=8261

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