Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono will defend his title at the 44th edition of the Honolulu marathon that will be held on Sunday 10, December in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Cherono who smashed the course record of 2:12.00 that was set by Jimmy Muindi in 2005, and is in history books of Honolulu after winning the title in record six times.
The 29 year-old thrashed the Amsterdam Marathon course record that was set in 2016 by Daniel Wanjiru which was 2:05.21 to lower it to 2:05.09.
Cheronpo will be looking to lower his time of 2:09.39 which he set in the last edition is full of confidence and hopeful of lowering that time keeping in mind of his current body shape.
“The weather last year, wasn’t conducive to me because it was so cold but am heading there this time to attack that time,” said Cherono.
“Right now, am training well to ensure that I defend my title.i know it will not be easy but am hoping for better results,” added Cherono.
Since inception in 1973, Kenyan men have dominated the race, winning 26 titles with Ibrahim Hussein being the first Kenyan to lift the title in 1985, followed in 1986 and 1987.