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Top Kenyan athletes eye Tokyo marathon title

irobi, Feb 22: Elite Kenyan runners competing at the Tokyo marathon on Sunday will be targeting two birds with one stone. Both Wilson Kipsang and Berrd Kipyego hold onto outside chance that victory in the Japanese capital will earn them a slot in the Kenya squad for the London World Championships. And like other top runners, they are eyeing to break the world record on the fast Tokyo course, reports Xinhua news agency. “The world record is not too far. I tried it in London, which is a tougher course we came seconds close to it. Tokyo is another chance for me to reclaim the title and I will do everything possible to run a faster race and hope to emerge victorious,” Kipsang said here on Wednesday. However, for Kipyego, the two-time Amsterdam marathon champion, his return to Tokyo, where he won silver last year, will give him the chance to up his game and win gold.(IANS)