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NAIROBI - Olympic gold medallist Sammy Wanjiru's hopes of defending his London Marathon title have been boosted by the news that race organisers have arranged for a private plane to pick him up from Kenya, he said yesterday.
The move followed air travel restrictions over much of Europe due to volcanic ash after last week's eruption in Iceland, raising fears that elite overseas runners would not be able to compete in Sunday's race.
Wanjiru will be joined by several other Kenyan athletes on the specially arranged flight.
"I have just done my last morning run in Kenya and am about to start my journey by road to Nairobi where we shall be airlifted to Spain and wait for further instructions," the 24-year-old told Reuters by telephone from his home in Nyahururu.
An aviation source at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport said a Gulfstream jet from Egypt would land at the main Kenyan airport later in the afternoon to fly the athletes to Europe via a stop in Djibouti to pick up more runners. - Reuters