NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan runners Lawrence Kimaiyo and Jackson Limo
will be the favorites during the 14th edition of
Porto Marathon this Sunday.
With focus on the
Commonwealth Games, the Kenyans will have to battle their
colleagues while under pressure with a total of 15,000
“I have to win to
have any chance of competing for Kenya in an international
event. There are so many runners and to make the cut, you have
to show your resilience,” said Kimaiyo on Wednesday.
Kimaiyo, 27, a
former silver medalist at the Madrid Marathon, hopes to make
either the Kenya team to Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in
Australia in April or the Doha World Championships in 2019.
Among the elite
runners in Portugal will be Salome Rocha in women’s category and
in men’s Daniel Pinheiro, Ricardo Dias and Miguel Ribeiro. Porto
Marathon is the second biggest after Lisbon.