Eliud Kipchoge announces return to Berlin Marathon
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