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Geoffrey Mutai Running To Win In Boston

He says time isn't a factor this year.

He says time isn’t a factor this year.

The fastest human to ever run 26.2 miles, Geoffrey Mutai, of Kenya isn’t sure if he’ll even make his country’s Olympic Marathon squad at the London Games this summer.

In a report about his preparations for the upcoming Boston Marathon posted on the BBC Web site, Mutai admitted that it’s the depth of Kenyan talent that makes him uncertain of running in London.

“I’ve never been to London but every day I think, ‘I would like to run there,'” he said.

“At the minute I am focusing on the next race. If I qualify it will be a great chance for me, but maybe I will say more after Boston. If I win, I hope I will qualify. I cannot say I’m going to run the fastest time in Boston again because last year was not easy. I am just going to Boston to win.”

Mutai covered the Boston course last year in two hours three minutes and two seconds. However, this time did not count for world-record purposes due to it’s point-to-point nature and elevation drop.

For More: BBC Sport