By Solomon Mwesigwa
The marathon will be held on 23rd April 2017 in Germany just four weeks after the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda were the runner will compete. Kiprotich’s manger Jurrier Vander Velden confirmed the information. “We have confirmed he will compete in the Hamburg marathon”, noted the Velden as he awaits for the London marathon in August” Velden said.
He added that ” Enschede and Antwep marathon are on the same day as Hamburg. But opted for the Hamburg marathon because of its much higher level and so it suites him better.”
And this will be the first time Kiprotich will compete in marathon outside the World Marathon Major (WMM) since winning the Enschede marathon in 2011.
Kiprotich’s goal is to better his 2:06:33 this season. “I want to go at least a minute and deep less in a marathon this year. That’s my goal”, he said.
The 2013 World and 2012 Olympic marathon champion always competed in WMM at worlds, Olympics and in cities London, New York or his favourite Tokyo.