Kipchoge to compete in the Berlin Marathon

Friday, July 8th, 2022 14:09 | By
Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after winning the 2022 Tokyo Marathon. PHOTO/COURTESY

Double Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has confirmed participation in the Berlin Marathon in September. 

The World marathon record holder will be seeking for his fourth title in a course he last made an appearance in 2018. 

Kipchoge,37, broke the world record (2:01:39) in his last appearance and the record remains unscathed to date.

Last year in Japan, Kipchoge successfully retained his title at the Olympics winning gold in Sapporo falling short of meeting his own world record by just over a minute.

The Berlin course is known to be the fastest course in marathon and this might give the King of Marathon yet another hope of posting an impressive time when the race takes place on September 25. 

Kipchoge has raced 16 career marathons winning 14 of them.

In March this year, the world marathon record holder returned to Japan for the Tokyo marathon and he won the race, posting the third fastest time in the marathon. 

In Berlin, Kipchoge will be up against the 2021 winner Guye Adola of Ethiopia.  

The two will be meeting again for the second time having previously competed together at the 2017 Berlin Marathon which Kipchoge emerged triumphant in a time of 2:03.32

with the two having previously competed together in rainy conditions at the 2017 Berlin marathon with Kipchoge winning in 2:03.32.

"Berlin is the fastest course, it's where a human being can showcase its potential to push the limits," Kipchoge told race organisers. 

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