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Kebede 5/2 favourite to win – 6/4 course record is broken

| 14.04.2011

TSEGAYE KEBEDE is the 5/2 favourite to win the Virgin London Marathon this weekend according to Ladrokes.

Last year’s winner Kebede heads the market from Patrick Makau at 7/2. Viktor Rothlin is the shorted priced European runner at 12/1 with Andrew Lemoncello Britain’s best chance of a winner at 100/1.

It’s 6/4 that any runner breaks Wanjiru’s course record of 2.05.09 set in 2009 and 14/1 Gebreselaisse’s world record of 2.03.59 is broken.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Last year’s winner Kebede is the one they have to beat. We’re expecting a big run from Makau with Worku a potential superstar in the making. With such a high class field competing this year we think there’s a good chance the record will be broken.”

he added: “Sadly for Britain Lemoncello is our best hope with the odds suggesting a podium finish would be a huge achievement.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Men’s Virgin London Marathon

Winner
Tsegaye Kebede – 5/2
Patrick Makau – 7/2
Bazu Worku – 9/2
James Kwambai – 9/2
Abel Kirui – 8/1
Emmanuel Mutai – 12/1
Martin Lel – 12/1
Jaouhad Garib – 12/1
Zersenay Tadese – 14/1
Yonas Kifle – 33/1
Viktor Rothlin – 40/1
Jose Manuel Martinez – 50/1
Abderrahime Bouramdane – 50/1
Marilson Gomes Does Santos – 66/1
Mohamed Trafeh – 66/1
Lee Troop – 100/1
Andrew Lemoncello – 100/1
Michael Aish – 200/1
Stephen Shay – 400/1

New course record – 6/4 (Samuel Wanjiru 2.05.09 – 2009)
New world record – 14/1 (Haile Gebrselaisse 2.03.59 2008)

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.