Kenya’s Judith Jeptum will be the star to watch at the 47th edition of the Paris marathon that will be held on Sunday (3) in Paris, France.
The 26 year-old heads to this race with a personal best of 2:22.30 that she got last November at the Abu Dhabi where she took the top honors.
Jeptum will face off with world bronze medallist Helalia Johannes from Namibia who holds the fastest time on paper of 2:19.52 that she got in Valencia in 2020.
The 41 year-old is the 2018 Commonwealth Games marathon champion and will be a hard nut to crack as she brings vast experience on the table.
The two have been put together to try and chase the five years course record of 2:20.55 that was set by Purity Rionoripo.
Ethiopia will be represented by Besu Sado who is the second fastest athlete here with a time of 2:21.03 that she got in Amsterdam in 2019 where she finished just outside the podium position.
Another title contender is Tigist Abeychew who comes with a personal best of 2:22.45 that she got in Dubai in 2020, while Beyenu Degefa holds a life time best of 2:23.04 that she got last year in Valencia.
- Helalia Johannes (NAM) 2:19.52
- Besu Sado (ETH) 2:21.03
- Judith Jeptum (KEN) 2:22.30
- Tigist Abeychew (ETH) 2:22.45
- Beyenu Degefa (ETH) 2:23.04