Despite the roller coaster that has impacted the usual London marathon; all is not lost.
Necessity is the mother of invention, Event Director Hugh Brasher has finally arrived at decision to invite elite athletes only, due to several logistical challenges occasioned by the current covid-19 pandemic.
Marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele will be the main contenders. Brigid Kosgey (women record holder in marathon), will be leading other elites, whereas British Paralympican David Weir will be chasing his glory for 9th time in wheel chair category.
However runners with a place in 2020 London marathon, but are not featured in elite category will be able to compete virtually from anywhere around the world. Next year, London marathon will be held on 3rd October,2021.
The race will be held in a bio-secure course, adjacent to the front of Buckingham palace. It consist of multylaps where one lap is roughly 1.5 miles. Spectators will not be allowed to line up a long the course.
Moreover World record will be recognized, so is eligibility to next year Tokyo Olympics games.
In Ethiopia the news about Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele locking horns were received in profound excitement.
In one of his social media platform, Kipchoge exuded confidence about the race, but on the other hand, he expressed his sadness due to thousands of other runners, who will not participate due to stringent measures imposed in respect to covid-19 pandemic.
Athletics enthusiasts and fans around the world, are yet again anticipating mouth watering clash, given that all other major races has been cancelled.