Patrick Makau Eyeing Double London Win

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 9, 2012
  • Updated Mar. 22, 2012 at 9:54 PM UTC
Patrick Makau is eager to race twice in London this year. Photo: BBC

He will race there twice in three months.

London is going to be an important city this year for the world-record holder in the marathon, Patrick Makau. According to a report posted on the Sydney Morning Herald’s Web site, Makau will be entering the Virgin London Marathon in April and then going for an Olympic gold three months later in the same British capital.

“I am ready to run the London Marathon in April and also in the Olympics,” Makau said.

With a blazing time of two hours three minutes and thirty-eight seconds, Makau is the fastest offiical marathoner in history and is on the provisional list of athletes that Kenya is considering for Olympic team selection.

On February 19, Makau will be racing a half marathon in Nairobi, Kenya as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) that is based there.

“The competition will be tough but I am preparing well and I think I will be in good shape,” Makau said.

For More: Sydney Morning Herald

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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