The second half of the 2008-09 World Marathon Majors series
continues this spring as reigning men's champion Martin Lel of Kenya
returns to defend his Flora London Marathon title on April 26 against
one of the strongest fields ever assembled for a big city race. A head
to head showdown pits the Olympic champion and World Marathon Majors
(WMM) Series leader Sammy Wanjiru (40 points) of Kenya against his
compatriot and closest rival, the defending Flora London Marathon
champion Lel (26 points), on the streets of the British capital.
World Marathon Majors excitement kicks off six days earlier on April 20, Patriots' Day in Boston,
when former WMM Series champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya
seeks to become the first four time consecutive champion in the Boston
Marathon's 113-year history.