Former World Athletics Championships silver medallist, Helah Kiprop will battle for the top honors at the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon that will be held on October 11th in Boston, Massachusetts
Kiprop who competed at the virtual Boston marathon last year, has intensified her training in Iten under head coach David Marus.
She will battle for the pole position with the likes off with 2013 World Champion Ednah Kiplagat, Diana Chemtai, Purity Changwony, Caroline Chepkoech and Monica Wanjiru.
“My training is going on well with hopes of earning good results in Boston after a very long time out of competition due to maternity leave,” said Kiprop.
She last competed at the 2018 Tokyo marathon where she finished 5th and she is set to make her return with a bang.
“It has been a while since I competed in a race and this time, I hope I will run well and am strong after three years out of competition but that has not killed my spirit. Am training more to ensure I get good results,” added Kiprop.
The former Tokyo Marathon champion competed at the Eldoret City marathon in June to gauge her form in preparations for the races ahead.
“I competed at the Eldoret City marathon not for the prize but to gauge my speed and form. I decided not to finish and realized I was fit for bigger races,” said Kiprop.
Commenting on her virtual Boston marathon, she said that the race was not that competitive since she ran alone in the virtual relays.
Kiprop was 7th and 4th at the London and Berlin marathon in 2017 and 2013 respectively, which are part of the world marathon majors.