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Kenya: Like a Boss, Eliud Kipchoge Arrives in Berlin, Ready for Historic Chase


Nairobi — World Marathon file holder Eliud Kipchoge arrived in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday night time, prepared for a historic chase to change into solely the second man in historical past to win the Berlin Marathon 4 occasions.

He will probably be trying in direction of including on to his London Marathon historical past, having change into the primary man to win 4 titles within the British capital in 2019.

This will probably be Kipchoge’s second race this yr, having received the Tokyo Marathon on debut in March in a brand new Course File time.

Welcome again, Eliud. 🇩🇪#NNRunningTeam pic.twitter.com/BG6NRplKmk– NN Operating Crew (@NNRunningTeam) September 20, 2022

Kipchoge jetted into Germany Tuesday night time and was warmly acquired by organisers, with a fairly lovely present of sunflowers to usher him right into a metropolis the place he set his World File 4 years in the past.

The Kenyan athletics powerhouse, considered the best marathoner of all time, will probably be eying a shot at operating under the two:01:39 mark he received the title with in 2018, which ended up being the World File.

He ran a minute and 18 seconds past the earlier file held by Dennis Kimetto, run on the identical course.

Will he do it once more? “The entire course of Berlin is actually clean. It’s a good course the place if in case you have educated effectively, it may go along with your muscle mass and it may make you to run actually quick and even for lengthy,” Kipchoge mentioned in an interview with NN Operating.

He added; “I nonetheless imagine that I can run a course file in Berlin.”

Kipchoge has not run in Berlin within the final two editions and returns, having received two in a row in 2017 and 2018, including on to his 2015 title.