The Abbott World Marathon Majors want to broaden to a seventh marathon by 2025, and Australia’s Sydney Marathon is attempting to make a pitch AbbottWMM cannot resist by recruiting the GOAT, Eliud Kipchoge, to their 2024 race. On Sunday, Sydney Marathon race officers stated that they’re in talks with the double Olympic champion to assist them safe a prestigious new standing as a world main marathon.
The Sydney Marathon introduced its candidacy in July, and the analysis course of runs for 3 years. It’s thought to be the strongest candidate, forward of South Africa’s Sanlam Cape City Marathon and China’s Chengdu Marathon. The race had some minor points within the 2022 occasion, as many complained in regards to the slim and winding end in Sydney’s Harbour (see video).
To turn into an Abbott World Marathon Main, the race should meet particular standards on participation, group, certification, sustainability and legacy for 2 years in a row over the following three years earlier than it may be upgraded. The tourism and brilliance elements are effectively coated by the race, with the route together with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the famend Opera Home on the end line.
Sydney may even have to extend its finishers to fifteen,000 and enhance the variety of spectators. In line with The Sydney Herald, the marathon had 5,000 individuals in 2022.
Kipchoge is coming off a world record-breaking 2:01:09 efficiency on the 2022 Berlin Marathon, and has plans to run Boston for the primary time this spring. If he wins the Boston Marathon this April, the one main title he can be lacking is the NYC Marathon in November. Kipchoge has been clear that his purpose is to turn into the primary marathoner to win three straight Olympic titles and all six World Marathon Majors (he presently has 4 of six).
On Jan. 9, the tentative schedule for the 2024 Paris Olympics Video games was launched, and the lads’s marathon will happen at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2024, just one month earlier than the Sydney Marathon 2024 date.
Though Kipchoge has but to answer the invitation, it’s unlikely the 38-year-old will race Down Underneath just one month after his quest for his third straight Olympic gold.
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