The Tanzanian ace failed to finish the race at the Sydney Marathon and he will be searching for redemption in the streets of Valencia.
Tanzania’s marathon ace Gabriel Geay will be lining up for his third marathon this year at the Valencia Marathon scheduled for Sunday, December 3.
The Tanzanian, who started off his season with a second-place finish at the Boston Marathon made the announcement on his Instagram page.
He said: “I’m excited to announce that I will be back to Valencia.”
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His announcement comes after he encountered a hitch at the Sydney Marathon, lining up as one of the pre-race favourites, but he failed to finish the race. He did not explain what went wrong but noted that he encountered some challenges.
“Marathon is life and life is full of challenges. Today was a tough day for me but sometimes we must accept the defeat and focus for the next time. Thank you, Sydney Marathon, for the amazing event,” he said.
In Valencia, he will be lining up with the hope of redemption and also looking forward to ending his season on a high.
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Kelvin Kiptum's uncle Kiplagat Cheruiyot has insisted that Kiptum's wife, Asenath Rotich, deserves all the honour since she is the force behind the athlete's success.
However, he will not have an easy time since the field has attracted some of the strongest marathoners ever. It will be at the Valencia Marathon where Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei will be debuting.
The Kenyan charge will be led by the duo of Alexander Mutiso and Kibiwott Kandie. Kandie is in the form of his life since he is just fresh from defending his Valencia Half Marathon title and he will be keen to build on that ahead of the marathon.
Mutiso, also an able athlete, will be competing in his second marathon this season after his triumph at the Prague Marathon.