Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
APRIL TARGETS HANNOVER RECORD
Lusapho April says he will chase his course record at the Hannover Marathon next month, as he aims to become the first man to win the race three times.
The 33-year-old athlete from the Eastern Cape was confirmed in the elite field this week for the annual 42km event in Germany.
“My main goal is to win in Hannover for the third time,” April told the IAAF website.
In the process, he hoped to set a fast time and book his place in the SA team for the Rio Olympics
“I hope that the pace will be targeting the course record. I would like to go for that as well.”
April won the race in 2011 and went on to set the course record of 2:08:32 in 2013, which remains his personal best.
Hannover organisers revealed he would face a line-up including Kenyan defending champion Jacob Cheshari, who won last year in 2:09:32, and former World Championships 10 000m bronze medallist Moses Masai.