Kip­choge the man to beat in Ber­lin

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Olympic marathon cham­pion Eliud Kip­choge claimed yes­ter­day to be the man to beat at this month’s Ber­lin marathon as he aims to set a new world record. The 32-year-old Kenyan will line up against com­pa­triot and for­mer world record holder Wilson Kip­sang and Ethiopian great Ke­nenisa Bekele in one of the most com­pet­i­tive fields in re­cent years. The race on Septem­ber 24 is over a flat course where six world records have been bro­ken in the last decade. “I ex­pect a stiff com­pe­ti­tion from the two guys. All three of us are at the top of our game right now, but at the end of the race there will be only one win­ner,” Kip­choge told AFP ahead of the Ber­lin race. He said he in­tends to beat the cur­rent world record of 2:02:57 set in Ber­lin three years ago by fel­low Kenyan, Den­nis Kimetto. —AFP

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