Champions Kipsang and Kiplagat to run the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon
IAAF President Lamine Diack was recently quoted in Distance Running magazine "Last year road running was in the spotlight more than ever, with Wilson Kipsang's Marathon world record
of 2:03:23 - the only senior world record in outdoor athletics during 2013 - and Edna Kiplagat's commanding defense of her World Marathon title. We can now look forward to 2014 full of optimism and excitement…". We have already had a taste of that predicted excitement with the recent victories in the Virgin Money London Marathon by the very same Wilson Kipsang in a course record 2:04:29 and Edna Kiplagat in 2:20:21.
And now, perhaps a drum roll or a trumpet fanfare would be appropriate because Wilson Kipsang and Edna Kiplagat have both committed to run in the Czech Republic at the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon (21 June), one of the RunCzech Running League races. A marathon world record holder, a multiple marathon world champion, two Virgin Money London Marathon champions, and a London course record holder will all run in the city of Olomouc on June 21st at 7:00 P.M. All of these personas are encapsulated in Kipsang and Kiplagat.