• Bekele Joins Farah and Kipchoge at 2018 London Marathon
Bekele has confirmed to race the 2018 London Marathon the event organizers announced on Saturday, January 20.
The Ethiopian legend, Bekele, will line up against Great Britain's 4-time Olympic and 6-time World Champion Mo Farah and the fastest marathoner in history Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday 22 April.
The 2018 London Marathon organizers have attracted total of 8 Olympic and 12 World Championship gold medalists.
Bekele finished third in 2016 and second last year while Kipchoge has won the London marathon in 2015 and 2016.
"This is a truly mouth-watering prospect." Hugh Brasher, Event Director said.
"I am thrilled to be returning to London for the third year in a row and would love to go one better than last year and win the race. Once again London has brought the best distance runners in the world together so I know it will not be easy." Bekele said.
Here's an interesting fact by track and field statistician, Jon Mulkeen @Statman_jon: "Bekele, Kipchoge & Farah have clashed once at cross country (2005 World Cross: Bekele 1st, Kipchoge 5th, Farah 37th) and once on the track (2009 World Champs 5000m: Bekele 1st, Kipchoge 5th, Farah 7th). The London Marathon will be their first clash on the roads."