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London 2012: Kenya names Olympic marathon squad

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Wilson Kipsang will lead the Men’s charges that will comprise World champion Abel Kirui, Chicago marathon titleholder Moses Mosop and himself. The ladies Olympic marathon team will comprise World champion, Edna Kiplagat, Priscah Jeptoo who won the second medal in Daegu last year and Mary Keitany who will head the group. AK Chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said at the Riadha House during the naming of the team they have confidence the team they have named make the country proud. “We have selected the athletes based on their individual performances after the major marathon races they have participated in this season with a lot of emphasis on experience. “It wasn’t an easy task picking the team since the expectation of Kenyans was for instance marathon record holder Patrick Makau, New York champion Geoffrey Mutai to feature but with time the two couldn’t make it,” the federation boss stated.

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