Keitany is the fastest with her African record of dating back five years and, at 35, she believes Paula Radcliffe’s women’s only world record of is still within her capacity.
“If the weather is fine for us – and we cooperate – I think we will run a great time," said Keitany.
Shewaye is involved in women's leadership development and she has a passion for children's ministry, art, and helping orphans.
Since then he has held diverse leadership roles for Campus Crusade for Christ: national director for Ethiopia, regional director for Southern and Eastern Africa (23 countries), and currently global vice president for Campus Crusade for Christ, responsible for Global Church Movements (GCM) that focuses on building movements of multiplying churches and faith communities worldwide.
Bekele was involved in designing and leading major national and international evangelistic projects such as Operation Philip in Ethiopia, Operation Sunrise Africa in Southern and Eastern Africa, and the Emerging Leaders Initiative for Africa.
But first, Dubai in ten days’ time, when there is further business to be attended to – given that he ran there in the 2015 race, and had to drop out after 30k with an injury (see photo).
“It was fantastic for me to get a personal best, but I’m still disappointed to have missed out on the world record,” Bekele said about Berlin in a statement for the Dubai organisers.
Mary Keitany missed out on Olympic selection after finishing ninth at the Virgin Money London Marathon last year, but the two-time champion is back in excellent form and leads arguably the greatest women’s field ever assembled for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23).