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Marathon champ Geoffrey Kirui undecided on world title defence

Geoffrey Kirui (former marathon world champion) is confident of reclaiming the Boston Marathon title when the race takes place in the US city next Monday.

Geoffrey, who trains at Kaptagat in Elgeyo Marakwet County, is encouraged by the preparations he has had and is sure of winning back the title he last laid his hands on in 2017.

He is, however, wary of a rich field in Boston which has Chicago Marathon champion Galen Rupp of the US and last year’s winner Yuki Kawauchi of Japan.

In December last year, Geoffrey of Kenya said that he will wait until April to decide whether he will feature at the 2019 World Championships.

With a change in program seeing the 2019 World Championships coming later in the year than usual, the 25-year-old is unsure if he will defend his crown in Doha, or pass it up in order to compete in other lucrative big city marathons.

Geoffrey said that he is gaining more experience at the marathon distance, and hopes to turn around his fortunes in 2019 and return to the winner's podium.

"2018 was a very tough year for me. I entered two marathons and was unlucky not to win. But it was part of the campaign and I will pick it up again and focus on improving on my performance," he said on Wednesday in Nyahururu.

In October last year, Geoffrey was frustrated as he came in 8th in a race in Chicago (won by Britain's Mo Farah). But he noted that a good performance in 2019 would stand him in good stead to defend his title at that year's World Championships.

He then said, running in early 2019 in London or Boston will be his focus, as he immersed himself in training.