Fast Lane

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It would be de­li­cious irony if, ažer 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 Kime›o’s 2:02:57 in 2014. Ber­lin will even have Eliud Kip­choge (pic­tured above) to take a run at the record, ažer 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.

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