Canadian wheelchair racing star Brent Lakatos returns to action on Sunday at the London Marathon.
Lakatos, from Dorval, Que., but now residing in London with his wife, British Paralympian Stephanie Reid, has added the marathon to his list of events since 2018 for the Tokyo Paralympic Games scheduled for next summer.
A four-time Paralympic Games medallist, Lakatos is eager to get back into action after a raceless summer due to the pandemic.
“I absolutely love racing,” Lakatos told Athletics Canada. “I have been looking forward to the London Marathon all summer.”
Despite all the disruptions this season Lakatos says his training has picked up in pace leading into this weekend’s marathon.
“My training has been going quite well recently, which has given me a lot of confidence. When my confidence is high, I believe that I can take on the world and win.”
Lakatos concluded a tough 2019 season in brilliant fashion with two gold medals and one silver at the World Para Athletics Championships. Lakatos posted victories in the 100m and 800m and added a silver in the 400m.
Lakatos said he battled some health issues in 2019 that derailed his training. However his results at the world championships in Dubai last November served notice he is ready to challenge for gold at next summer’s Paralympic Games.
The wheelchair race starts at 8 a.m. ET.
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