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Kiplagat targets Chicago marathon

07 October 2014, 14:38

Nairobi - Florence Kiplagat is confident of a victory at the Chicago Marathon this weekend, four years after she withdrew from her debut on American soil due to injury.

Kiplagat entered the Boston Marathon in 2010 and reached the 30km mark in a strong time of 1:42:59, but was forced to withdraw from the race injured.

She then finished in fourth place in the London 2012 Olympics, although her time in British capital was more than a second off her personal best.

Following that performance, she won back-to-back races at the Berlin Marathon in 2012 and 2013, before finishing second in London this year.

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Speaking to the media following a training session in Eldoret, the Half Marathon record holder is confident of performing at her best in Chicago.

"I am ready. The training has gone on well. I have tested myself in different races and circumstances and have come out good. But running the real marathon is different," the 27-year-old said.

"I want to run a fast race. The world record is way far beyond me for now. But it is something that I plan to attack very soon.

 "I want to see how fast I can go. Depending on the weather, running in Chicago will be fun."

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