Nancy Joan Rotich of Kenya -

Nancy Joan Rotich of Kenya –

KENYA’S defending Athens Classic Marathon champions Hillary Yego and Nancy Rotich will return to defend their titles on November 9.

Yego caused a surprise last year when the unknown Kenyan won in 2:13:55.

Since then the 27-year-old has improved his personal best to 2:11:54 when he was sixth in the Marrakech Marathon in January. Athens will be his fourth marathon of the year.

Another runner who clearly loves racing on the authentic course is Raymond Bett. The Kenyan will be running the event for the fourth time, having won twice, breaking the event record on both occasions.

Four years ago Bett ran 2:12:40, and then improved the time to 2:11:35 in 2012.

Read more at: The Star