It would be delicious irony if, aer all the noise earlier this year about a certain shoe company’s project to break a notable distance-running mark, that the record were to go in the Berlin
Marathon (Sep 24). That’s the reputation of this race, typically the fastest big-time marathon and the site of the current standard, Dennis Kimeo’s 2:02:57 in 2014. Berlin will even have Eliud Kipchoge (pictured above) to take a run at the record, aer falling 25sec short of going under two hours around the Monza street circuit. But it’s not just about records – the showdown of Kipchoge against Wilson Kipsang, who won in Tokyo in February with a year’s best of 2:03:58, will be worth watching in itself.