Kenya’s Jonathan Korir will lead a strong Kenyan elite team at the 42nd edition of the Valencia Marathon that will be held on December 4, 2022 in Valencia, Spain.
The 35-year-old who trains with world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge at Global Sports Communication camp in Kaptagat, comes to this race with the fastest time on paper of 2:04.32 that he got last year at the Amsterdam Marathon where he finished in fourth place.
Korir who also finished fifth at the Commonwealth Games marathon will battle for honors with his compatriots, former World marathon champion Geoffrey Kiruithe, former Santa Pola International Half Marathon champion Alexander Mutiso, Bahrain Night Half Marathon champion Philemon Kiplimo and Kelvin Kiptum
The reigning Maratón BP Castellón champion, Ronald Korir who holds a personal best of 2:07.29 and Bethwell Kipkemboi of 2:07.41 and the 2021 fourth finisher at Eindhoven Marathon Simon Kipkosgei have been included in the start list to fight for the podium.
The race organizer have selected this team to try and chase the race course record of 2:03.00 that was set I n 2020 by Evans Kibet from Kenya.