Eliud Kipchoge set to take part in the 2020 London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge is the first name to be announced to compete at the London Marathon in April (PA Images)
Eliud Kipchoge is the first name to be announced to compete at the London Marathon in April (PA Images)
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Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge is the first name to be announced to compete at the 2020 London Marathon.

The 35-year-old will be racing for the first time since his historic sub two hour marathon win in Austria in October this year. He finished the race in one hour 59 minutes and 40.2 seconds.

Kipchoge will be looking to become the first athlete to win the men's elite London Marathon race five times in April next year. 

He previously set a record at last year's London Marathon with a time of two hours two minutes and 38 seconds. 

Kipchoge said: "I love running in London where the crowd support is always wonderful."

He has also been voted this years BBC Sports Personality's World Sport Star of the Year. 

The London Marathon will take place on April 26 in 2020.

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