Komon set for marathon bow in Eindhoven
22 August 2014, 19:04
Nairobi - Leonard Komon will take the step up to the full marathon in
October after confirming he will run in the 2014 De Lage Landen Marathon
The Kenyan, the world record holder over the 10km and 15km
distances, made his half-marathon debut in Berlin earlier this year and posted
a 59:14, the fastest ever time for a debutant 21.1km.
Naturally he is setting his sights on a good target for the
race in the Netherlands on October 12.
"I have 2:05 and breaking the course record as my
target time," he told the-star.co.ke."I think the course is very
fast, it is a nice course and if the weather is good, I hope to run a good
"Some people in my training group ran in Eindhoven last
year and so I already knew a little bit about the course but it is important to
see it for yourself and I can say I am very happy."
Komon's compatriot Dickson Chumba is the current course
record holder after posting a 2:05:46 in 2012, but the 26-year-old is confident
he can do better.
"We have still to discuss pace making in detail, and
who will do it, we have eight weeks to decide that, but I think I would like to
run the first half in 1:02:30 and that will give me the chance to run 2:05, or
even faster," Komo said.
"I have been very happy with my training, I have not
had any injuries or any other distractions since my last race (in New York,
where he finished second in 28:17 over 10km on 10 May) so I am feeling quite
confident I will have a good chance of achieving my targets."