Kenyan Women Make Bold Prediction

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Apr. 27, 2012
  • Updated Apr. 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM UTC
Mary Keitany is expected to win gold in London this summer. Photo: All Athletics

They think they can win all three marathon medals at the Olympics.

It may be premature for Olympic-bound runners to make predictions, but in the case of the Kenyan women’s marathon squad, it might be OK.

On Wednesday, Mary Keitany, Edna Kiplagat, and Priscah Jeptoo said they have what it takes to deliver a clean medal sweep at the upcoming Olympic Games in London.

Referring to last Sunday’s London Marathon, Keitany stressed the team’s camaraderie. “If we are to embrace teamwork just like we did on Sunday then the Olympic glory will be ours,” she said. “There is need to fall back to each other, call each other and push one another during the race.”

“Other factors like the course that has many corners and the humid weather will definitely not be favourable hence the need to focus on the right tactics and teamwork.”

Keitany went on to state that it’s every runner’s dream to compete in the Olympics.

“I thank God for providing me with the opportunity for my Olympic Games debut.”

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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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