Mary Keitany broke the ‘women-only’ world record at London in 2017
Kenya’s Mary Keitany will use male pacemakers in an attempt to break Paula Radcliffe’s ‘mixed-gender’ race world record at April’s 2018 London Marathon.
The record of two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds has stood for 15 years.
Athletics’ world governing body recognises two world records – mixed-gender and women-only – and last year Keitany broke Radcliffe’s ‘women-only’ world best in a time of 2:17:01.
The race will take place on Sunday, 22 April.