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Gideon Kimosop targeting victory in 2016 Belfast City Marathon

By Staff Reporter

Published 30/09/2015

Gideon Kimosop
Gideon Kimosop

This year's Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon runner-up Gideon Kimosop will make a determined effort to secure victory next May in the 35th running of the event.

The 27-year-old Kenyan made quite an impact last May when he fought a close dual with compatriot and eventual winner Joel Kipsang, who will be looking for a third title when they renew battle.

Ten days ago, Kimosop returned to Northern Ireland to snatch victory by a hair's breadth from fellow Kenyan Dan Tanui in the Belfast Half Marathon in a PB time of 64 minutes 24 seconds. He is now set to run the Dublin Marathon next month. He will then travel home before returning to the province for January's Greenmount Cross Country race.

Omagh coach Ciaran Collins indicated that Tanui will also likely compete in Belfast next May. Collins, who coaches several Kenyans under his Project Africa scheme, added that Rosina Gibiona - who was second in the Half Marathon - is also set to feature.

The 2016 Belfast City Marathon will have a top male winner's prize of £7,000, including a roll-over £4,000 for breaking the course record of 2.13.41. The top female prize is £6,000 to beat the record of 2.36.49.

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