Kenya Announces Olympic Marathon Teams

Screen Shot 2012-04-25 at 11.05.14 AMWilson Kipsang & Mary Keitany 2012 London Marathon champions, courtesy of Virgin London Marathon

Athletics Kenya announced their Olympic marathon teams today, and in what may be the biggest surprises, they left off world record holder Patrick Makau and New York City marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai. Since the commission had no set published criteria for picking it's winners, and more than a handful of runners who had an argument for being included, there had been rampant speculation across the web as to who would be picked.

"We have selected the athletes based on their individual performances after the major Marathon races they have participated in this season with a lot of emphasis on experience," Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat said. Let the second guessing begin...

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