Eliud Kip­choge an­nounces re­turn to Ber­lin Marathon

Canadian Running - - THE WARM-UP -

Eliud Kip­choge, 2016 Olympic marathon cham­pion, has an­nounced his re­turn to the Ber­lin Marathon this Septem­ber. Ber­lin is touted as one of the fastest marathon cour­ses in the world, and is where Denni Kipruto Kimetto of Kenya set the cur­rent marathon world record of 2:02.57 in 2014.

Kip­choge an­nounced that his cur­rent train­ing is en­tirely fo­cused on the Septem­ber race. His cur­rent per­sonal best of 2:03.05 is only eight sec­onds off from the world record. Kip­choge stands a chance of be­com­ing the world record holder for the marathon dis­tance, pro­vided con­di­tions are right and his race goes ac­cord­ing to plan. The marathoner has run close to the il­lu­sive 2:00 bar­rier dur­ing the Nike Break­ing2 project, where he com­pleted 42.2 kilo­me­tres in 2:00.25. Un­for­tu­nately, the Nike Break­ing2 project course was not record el­i­gi­ble.— CR

ABOVE Eliud Kip­choge (mid­dle) dur­ing the Nike Break­ing2 at­tempt

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