NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
There will be no love lost when the world’s
fastest woman over the half-marathon distance Joyciline
Jepkosgei locks horns with London marathon champion Vivian
Cheruiyot in Sunday’s Great North Run in Newcastle, England.
Jepkosgei, the world
record holder over the half-marathon, has been added to the
field for the world’s biggest half-marathon this weekend and
will be the main competitor for the Olympic champion Cheruiyot
in the iconic race.
“I have no injury
concerns after shaking off the foot problem back in March. I
hope to do well in my return to England,” said Jepkosgei
Thursday in Nairobi.
The Kenyan clocked
64.51 in the Prague Half Marathon last year where she also broke
the world 10km, 15km and 20km records.
She went on to beat
her own 10km world record time back in Prague three months later
when she clocked 29.43 to become the first woman to ever run
under the 30 minutes mark in the distance.
Biwott of Kenya has pulled out of the men’s race, leaving
reigning champion Mo Farah, Kenya’s Daniel Wanjiru and New
Zealand’s Jake Robertson as the top entrants.