Eric Kiptanui targeting best time in Dubai Marathon

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Eric Kiptanui targeting best time in Dubai Marathon
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Former Lisbon Half Marathon champion Eric Kiptanui is hopeful of posting his best time during the Dubai Marathon set to be held Friday.

The one time Berlin half-marathon champion is one of the big names targeting a win in tomorrow’s race.

One time Berlin half-marathon champion Eric Kiptanui believes he will post the best time in the full marathon, having been a dominant force in the half marathon.

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Having won the Lisbon and Berlin half marathons in the past, Kiptanui wants to make his presence felt in the full marathon starting with Dubai tomorrow.

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He has been motivated by his training partners who include Eliud Kipchoge, and is ready to take on the 42-kilometre race on the flat course of Dubai which he says is favourable to gauge his ability.

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Kiptanui will be among a host of elite men athletes who will be going for the 100,000 US Dollars prize money set for the winners of the main race.

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He will compete alongside compatriots Felix Kipkoech, Sila Kiptoo and Ezekiel Kipchirchir.

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