Eliud Kipchoge commits to Berlin, targets marathon world record
The world’s fastest marathon has confirmed his participation for the 2017 Berlin Marathon.
The 2016 Olympic champion skipped the iaaf World Championships this summer following a non-record-eligible 2:00:25 run at Nike’s experimental Breaking2, a sub-two-hour marathon attempt in Monza, Italy, in May. The current official world record is 2:02:57, set at the 2014 Berlin Marathon by Dennis Kimetto.
The previous six men’s marathon world records have been set at the pancake-f lat course in the German capital.