And the veteran Mr Price Athletic Club athlete is confident he can achieve his goal at this weekend’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town.
Kekana, who turns 45 at the end of the month, said he finds his inspiration from Vladimir Kotov.
“I want to be the next Kotov,” Kekana said in an interview with Independent Media. “In life some of us wait for others to show the way and then follow suit. It is possible I can emulate the big man.”
Kotov, to the uninitiated, is the Belarus-born turned South African marathoner who won three successive Comrades Marathon “Up-Runs” from 2000 to 2004. He was 42 when he set the record - 5:25:33 - that still stands and 46 when he won his third title.