The world's fastest marathoners look ahead to the 2023 TCS London Marathon
Amos Kipruto (KEN)
“I’m really happy to be here again. Winning in London last year was great for me, in terms of visibility, and gave me the chance to be here again this year. The fans really give you morale, and that pushes you.
“I’m looking forward to Sunday; I’ll be with the fast guys at the front. I know Sunday will be tough for me, and for everyone, but I’m ready. My mind is all set for Sunday; the rest will follow.
“Mo Farah is a great inspiration for the younger generation like us, so I’m looking forward to running with him on Sunday and I wish him good luck.”
Kelvin Kiptum (KEN)
“I was not expecting to find the marathon difficult. I knew I could do it. I was expecting to run 2:03; that was my target.
“I enjoyed the race in Valencia; it was perfect.
“I come to London for a win; that’s my target. I’m not ready to go for a world record, but I’ve come to win in London.
“I saw Mo when I was young and he’s a great athlete. I used to say, ‘I will compete with Mo Farah one day’, so I’m very excited to race with him.”
Tamirat Tola (ETH)
“Valencia was a good race for me. I made a mistake with my pacing, but I finished. We will see on Sunday. I’ve done more training and have a lot of experience from that.
“The London Marathon is not new for me; I’ve run here twice before, and I’ve prepared well in training and will run a fast time again – maybe a PB I think.
“I hope we can all help each other to have a good run on Sunday.
“I’m happy I’ll run with Mo on Sunday – maybe he’ll run with us.”