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Kenyan Kirui eyes maiden medal at London Marathon

IANS  |  Nairobi (Kenya) 

silver medallist finished his training on Monday without any scares and said he is ready for his first medal attempt at the on Sunday.

The 36-year-old Kenyan has battled over the past few years, which saw him win only one race in in 2016. He has warned his critics that his desire to win a maiden medal in is still very much alive, reports

"I did my last long run alone today plus hill sprints and I'm ready to go for the Marathon," said on Monday from Eldoret.

However, it will be no walk in the park for the two-time world champion.

Last year he lost to compatriot Bedan Karoki in the final sprint and had to settle for fourth place.

"I have done well to show that I still have the and the tactics to win big city marathons," he said.

But there will be bigwigs in the starting line-up led by champion Eliud Kipchoge, who is seeking his third gold after winning in 2015 and 2016.

"I have trained hard and deserve the credit and will continue to prove to my critics that I'm in the best shape of my life," said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:10 IST
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