29 Apr '13, 2pm
Should be quite a race at the Bupa Great Manchester Run on May 26th! #BGMR2013
There has always been an intense rivalry between the two powerful African nations, both gifted with world class road runners, and this head-to-head over Manchester’s fast street course is eagerly awaited. Gebrselassie, who announced his participation a few weeks ago, is no stranger to the meeting and will be seeking a sixth title, including a fifth consecutive win in the UK's biggest 10k event which will host a field of 40,000. But the 2012 Olympic Marathon bronze medallist Kipsang will be no pushover and has the ability to sink his opponent’s ambitions at the IAAF Gold Label event, which will be broadcast live by BBC Television. Last year Gebrselassie, who was forced to withdraw from the Bupa Great North Run through injury, could only watch Kipsang claim victory in the world famous half marathon. "That's set everything up for what should be a great rematch, although over ...