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Top-class field for 10th Mumbai Marathon

Defending men’s champion Laban Moiben of Kenya, last year’s runner-up Raji Assefa of Ethiopia and third-placed John Kyui of Kenya have all confirmed to run in the USD 3,50,000 10th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 20.

The African trio is among the top 10 male entrants who all have clocked better times than the course record of 2:9:54 seconds set by Ethiopian winner Girma Assefa in 2011.

The two-year-old course mark is under serious threat in the race in which 40 elite athletes will take part with five pace-makers being pressed into action to egg them on. Last year, Moiben and Assefa were locked for first spot and clocked at 2:10.48. The Kenyan won by a fraction of a second.
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