In my opinion a good selection due to spring results and the criteria decided by AK
Nobody can say something about him after London.He dominated race last Sunday and his name for team is correct.He is growing very much his career of marathon after PB in Frankfurt of 2h03'42" and the triumph in London gives him the trust in his training and condition of marathoner.
Twice World Champion of marathon was one of the first clients of this nomination:in London he finished not so well but beating directly Emmanuel Mutai.In Olympics he will be able to give his best
The missed WR in Rotterdam didn't let him out of team!!AK recognizes his type of running and third time of kenyan this season.If he will return training in Eldoret,as his coach told me before London,something important he can do next August.
Being italian,it's with pleasure i can say all these 3 guys are coached by italian Renato Canova.Missing from list Makau (out in London) ,Martin Lel (out of list of six but in very well shape in London and probably the only mistake in this news) ,G.Mutai (not in good shape this year as 2011) and the new name Stanley Biwott (winner of Paris and considered a rising star of marathon).
Coached by italian Gabriele Nicola and managed by italian Gianni DeMadonna,this girl dominated in London two days ago:an incredible race let her be the captain of her team.2h18'37...only the best Shobukova (now injured) and some ethiopians can beat her.
Winner of New York in 2010.World champion last year in Daegu and PB in marathon last sunday in 2h19'50...what else for this girl?
Smashed her PB of more than two minutes in London going to 2h20'14.Last year he won Paris and silver medal in Daegu.In London she beated Florence Kiplagat in direct race.
In my opinion a correct team...in women the news is out Florence Kiplagat.
It's also incredible that 5/6 of the team is coached by italian trainers....we are able to teach marathon all around the world...please give them the opportunity to work with our guys