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American Dathan Ritzenhein To Race in London Marathon

Dathan Ritzenhein of the United States will compete in the London Marathon, it was revealed on Monday

Ritzenhein, a three-time U.S. cross-country champion is hoping to use the competition as part of his preparation for next year’s London Olympic Games.

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The race, which is set for April 17, will also see a collection of major championships winners competing, including Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru, world champion Abel Kirui and reigning champion Tsegaye Kebede.

“When I raced in London two years ago I produced my best time,” Ritzenhein said.

“So I hope the strength of this field can inspire me to run another PB this year.

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“I am delighted to be returning to London,” said Ritzenhein, who was fourth in last year’s Great North Run.

“It will be a daunting task against such talented opponents but I am looking forward to the challenge.”

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Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

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