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The Greatest Race on Earth today announced that Kenyan marathon legend Joyce Chepchumba has been signed to run in the Singapore leg of the Greatest Race on Earth on 4 December. Chepchumba is one of the world’s best. In the past decade, she has won the London and Chicago Marathons twice, the Tokyo Marathon, the New York Marathon and was bronze medallist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Competing on behalf of the Run For Peace women’s team, Chepchumba will join forces with former world record holder Tegla Loroupe, due to run in Mumbai, to form a formidable squad of athletes. Joyce’s inclusion is a clear indication that the Greatest Race on Earth is attracting the world’s best athletes as they strive for the big money prizes.
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The Australians have entered a team for a second year running. Team members Brian Livingston, Jeremey Horne, Martin Considine and Richard Gleisner all have personal bests sub 02:29 and a wealth of experience between them. They’ll be eyeing the 5,000 cheque in the Oceania & Europe region and the chance to beat UK after last year’s disappointment.
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Niaz Farooqi a railway worker from Pakistan is part of a 4 strong team entered into this year’s Greatest Race on Earth. With team mates Muhammad Aslam, Naseer Ahmed and Waris Masih the Pakistani National Team, who finished 3rd place in the South Asia Region Nations Challenge will look to dominate the South Asian region.
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James John, who says “representing my country in the Greatest Race on Earth is my greatest marathon experience yet”, is back with his boys from Botswana. The same team as last year, who finished in 4th place will again lock horns with the mighty Kenyans, Zimbabweans and Zambians as Botswana goes in search of a top three finish in the African region.
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