Makau Targeting London Next Year
He DNF'd there in 2012.
He DNF’d there in 2012.
Kenya’s Patrick Makau is superstar in his home country. After all, the long-distance runner currently holds the official mark for the fastest marathon ever run on an IAAF-certified course.
Still, despite these successes, Makau, who ran 2:03:38 at the 2011 Berlin Marathon, was left off the Olympic team in the London Games in August.
“I was not happy when I was not selected for London Olympics but I told myself there are good races coming so it is a matter of preparing and keeping fit for upcoming events,” he said in a recent interview with Capital Sports.
In the same interview, Makau shed light on a disconnect that he had with organizers of the Berlin Marathon this year over funding. It was at Berlin where he set the world record in 2011.
“For someone to attempt a world record is not easy,” he admitted. “Last year, I used a lot of effort to make the world record but in this case, we could not agree with them on what I was to get.”
Now he is setting his sights on the London Marathon in April of 2013.
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