New York Marathon champion Wilson Kipsang has set his sights on reclaiming the world record from Volare Sports stable-mate Dennis Kimetto, besides having another stab at glory at the Beijing World Championship next year.

Speaking on Wednesday when he touched down in Nairobi from Sunday’s conquest in the Big Apple, Kipsang said that the esteem of being recognised as the standard bearer in the ultimate distance race deserted him on September 28, when Kimetto smashed his previous 2:03:23 benchmark by a staggering 26 seconds. That was a huge motivating factor to reclaim the world record holder title.

“In athletics, each and everyone has his own ambitions. So for me I think I have broken the world record and it’s still in my mind to get it back because I have not lost confidence to go for it,” he told local website Capital Sport on returning home, following his 2:10.59 triumph, the slowest he has run since the 2012 Honolulu Marathon.

Kipsang is keen to complete the unfinished business of climbing onto the middle step of the podium in Beijing next year, after he won Olympics bronze in London. – Xinhua

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