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Tergat will miss London Marathon

Paul Tergat
Tergat attended a military training course in Nakuru, Kenya

Former world marathon record holder Paul Tergat will not run in the London Marathon on 13 April as the Kenyan does not believe he is fit enough.

The 38-year-old has only just resumed serious training after completing a four-month military course.

And he said: "Right now, I am at 40% of my usual fitness and the London Marathon is rather close. My focus will be on the Beijing Olympics."

His military training was at the time of the recent Kenyan political turmoil.


It followed December's presidential elections and Tergat added: "We really need peace in our country and one of the things we must preserve at all cost is our sporting culture."

see also
Robinson to run London Marathon
17 Jan 08 |  Athletics
Radcliffe to race London Marathon
15 Jan 08 |  Athletics
Lel set to defend London Marathon
11 Dec 07 |  Athletics
Tergat wins thrilling NY marathon
06 Nov 05 |  Athletics
Tergat aids Harambee Stars
19 May 05 |  African
Lel wins London Marathon thriller
22 Apr 07 |  Athletics

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