Eliud Kipchoge recruited to give Mo Farah tough test in 2018 London Marathon

• Kenyan missed world record by eight seconds in 2016
• No Briton has won in London since Paula Radcliffe in 2005

Mo Farah has been warned that next year’s London Marathon will be harder to win than an Olympic gold medal after race organisers revealed that Eliud Kipchoge will be the first in a long list of big names to face the Briton.

Some had expected Farah would be given an easy ride in his first attempt over 26.2 miles since 2014, especially given his six-figure appearance fee and the thirst for a first British winner in the race since Paula Radcliffe in 2005.

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