In light of a potential world record run from Kipchoge, Farah has been vocal about his own slightly lower aspirations for London, telling reporters his goal is to take down Steve Jones' British record of 2:07:13. "I said that three years ago when this whole thing blew up about Salazar".
Of the field, Adola seems the most likely to give him a run for his money again; Bekele does not have a great track record as of late with two DNFs in three marathons in 2017, and while Farah certainly could out-perform his potential, the 35-year-old is still fairly new to the distance.
"I should just wave the white flag now and hand it over", said the Welshman yesterday.
"I have used them before and when you run with this kind of shoe with all the efficiency inside it, to recover, it's really fast", he said. "And I'm still the Welsh record holder".
'The plan is to go on as normal but I've asked if I can have short sleeves - I'm very conscious that there's a world record and then there's being safe. I know his abilities, I know he is a little insane, it is Alberto.
Kipchoge and Keitany face formidable opponents who will also have their eyes not only on the winners prize of US$ 55,000 (Sh5.56 million) in each race but will also be seeking the US$ 1 million (Sh100 million) that is at stake for the World Marathon Majors jackpot. "I think that is what he has done with his coaching and his training".
'We have had some times together.
Jones said Salazar's well-publicised health problems - his heart stopped for 14 minutes in 2007 - may have been a outcome of driving himself too hard.
He was quick to make clear he was making no suggestion that Farah has done anything wrong, saying: 'I'm not trying to say this is the avenue Mo is taking, or anything, but there is a little taint there. "It is guilt by association, I suppose, which is very unfair".
'This time it's a foregone conclusion - even a bad run this time should break the British record'.
Am I allowed to go and watch the race live?
The hot weather is a result of warm air moving up from the Azores in the south. "I promise we will see a handsome race". "It would show my consistency and I would be the happiest man on earth", said Kipchoge, who has requested for a high pace with the half mark being covered in 61:15 minutes. "But the heat, of course, will have an effect", Sang said.
Despite temperatures that are projected to peak at 72 degrees Fahrenheit on race day, the prospects for Kipchoge's mission look strong as he should have plenty of help along the way.
The only athletic accomplishment that reigning Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has left to garner is an official world record in the marathon.