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MARY KEITANY AIMS TO BREAK PAULA RADCLIFFE’S WORLD RECORD AT 2018 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

Defending champion to take on Radcliffe’s historic time of 2:15:25

Kenyan will have male pacemakers in bid to set new mark

Kenya’s Mary Keitany will make an attempt to break Paula Radcliffe’s world record at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.

Just as Radcliffe did when she set the world record at the 2003 London Marathon, Keitany will be running with male pacemakers in her bid to run inside the Briton’s iconic mark of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds.

The 36-year-old Kenyan is already the holder of the women-only marathon world record which she set by winning last year’s Virgin Money London Marathon in 2:17:01. …

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