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Kosgei aiming to keep improving and claim first Loch Ness Marathon win


By Staff Reporter


Veteran Kenyan Isaiah Kosgei is hoping to pull off his first win in the men’s marathon at Sunday’s Baxters Loch Ness Festival of Running.

Isaiah Kosgei is aiming to win his first Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday – and the course record would be the cherry on top. Picture: Gary Anthony
Isaiah Kosgei is aiming to win his first Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday – and the course record would be the cherry on top. Picture: Gary Anthony

Now 44, Kosgei was fifth in 2017 and advanced to third last year, so will be aiming to improve by another two places this time around.

The 2018 winner, Mohammad Abu-Rezeq of Jordan, had earlier this week, not indicated an intention of defending his title. This could clear the way for Kosgei, who is also suggesting that the 10-year-old course record of two hours 20 minutes and 13 seconds could be threatened.

Kosgei said: “I am in better shape for Loch Ness than before.

“I can’t say I will win because everybody is preparing for it, but my aim is to go for the course record. If all goes well, 2:19 will be good although the course is not an easy one.”

Read more in today's Inverness Courier.



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