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Keitany, Kiplagat promise Kenya Olympic Gold medal


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Two-time London Marathon winner, Mary Keitany and world champion, Edna Kiplagat have sworn to bring back gold medal from their Olympic adventure this year which will run from July 27 to August 12. Both athletes are back in their hometown, Iten after being selected to represent Kenya at the 2012 London Olympic Games based on the brilliant performances they put up at the London marathon on Sunday. Keitany told reporters that it is an honour for her to represent her country. “It is a great honour to be named to an Olympics team. We must now do our part and bring the first women’s Olympic marathon gold medal to our beloved nation,” she said. Kiplagat also stated they would work as a team to fulfill their promise. “Now that we are in the team, we will use team work as we gun for the medals,” she said. “We shall take a break for three weeks to recover after competing in London. I will only do light jogging before the programme commences.” Wilson Kipsang, Sunday’s champion, Abel Kirui, two-time world champion and Moses Mosop who finished third in the Rotterdam marathon this month, will make up the Men’s team that will defend the colours of the Kenyan flag.

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