Breaking news from our friends at the Virgin London Marathon. No comment on the appearance fee or other conditions of the invitation, which were likely to be quite generous. It is almost certain the media actually will “leave the athlete alone,” as Dave Bedford requests in this interview. Left out of the report were Bedford’s comments that “having observed this athlete’s recent altitude-training in Iten, I believe he has a world of potential; at the same time, is a safe bet to say he is the most biomechanically-challenged athlete we have ever added to the elite men’s field. How he generates a pace of 2:55 per kilometer with that arm carriage is beyond me, but I believe he can get the job done.” Click here for full video report.
The 2012 Virgin London Marathon takes place April 22nd, eight weeks to go from this Sunday.