(Xinhua) -- London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru of
Kenya is hopeful he will delay ascent of British Mo Farah to the
domination of road races when the two meet on March 4 in the streets
of London for The Big Half race.
Wanjiru, who failed to get to the
winner’s podium in August during the World Championships, where he
finished fourth, believes he has what it takes to challenge for the
Big Half honors against some of the best road racers.
“It is always a big moment whenever, I
return to London to race. But this time round it will be even more
fans and challenging as I go for The Big Half,” said Wanjiru. “I
have very happy memories of running on London roads and the
“It is a privilege to be racing such a
legend as Sir Mo Farah and I know that both he and Callum Hawkins
will be big rivals to me in this race. The Big Half will be a great
The Kenyan comes from a stellar year
where he has also improved his personal record on the half marathon
distance bringing it up to 59:20, which makes him by far the fastest
man at the start of the London race.
Mo Farah has in fact a best time,
which coincides with the British record of 59:32, which he recorded
in 2015 at the Lisbon Half marathon while Hawkins in February 2017
ran in 60:00 in Japan. Wanjiru said he cannot wait to get back to
London and challenge two great athletes.