Kipchoge set for Sunday’s Berlin Marathon

Written By: Fredrick Muoki


Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge says he has trained sights on running his best time ever in this year’s Berlin Marathon scheduled to be held this Sunday in the German capital.

The 33-year-old, has won almost every major marathon on the calendar, but the world record has eluded him.

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Kipchoge, who also won the world 5,000 metres title in Paris in 2003, clocked his best marathon time in the London Marathon in 2016.

His compatriot Sammy Kitwara, who will pace-run for him on Sunday, said the field had been planned for a world record attempt.

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Since debuting in the event in Hamburg in 2013, Kipchoge has won World Marathon Majors series runs in Chicago in 2014, Berlin in 2015 and 2017 and London in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

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Other runners in the race include Wilson Kipsang and Zersenay tadese of Eritrea.

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