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Chill encourages Sammy Wanjiru

Chilly weather and a flat course could encourage Kenya’s Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru to make a world record attempt in the Chicago marathon.

Those vying for $450,000 (£285,000) in prize money are led by Wanjiru, who smiled when asked about breaking Haile Gebrselassie’s record of 2 hours, 3 minutes and 59 seconds set in Berlin in 2008.

“I think I can run a 2:04 or 2:05 but it depends on the weather,” Wanjiru said.

“Everybody is in the same conditions,” said women’s champion Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia, who faces a tough challenge from American rival Deena Kastor and Germany’s Irina Mikitenko….Read More

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