Athletics: Ma's Army to invade London

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The Independent Online
China's world-beating women runners will make their big city marathon debut in the London race on 17 April. Wang Junxia, who broke world records at 3,000 metres and 10,000m on the track last summer and has run the fastest marathon debut of 2hr 24min 07sec, leads the team who filled the top four places in last October's World Marathon Cup in San Sebastian. Known as 'Ma's Army' after their coach Ma Junren, the team will also include Zhang Linli, Zhang Lirong and Ma Liyan.