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


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

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

This might be Kipchoge’s second race this yr, having gained the Tokyo Marathon on debut in March in a brand new Course Report time.

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

The Kenyan athletics powerhouse, thought to be the best marathoner of all time, might be eying a shot at operating under the two:01:39 mark he gained the title with in 2018, which ended up being the World Report.

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 admittedly easy. It’s a good course the place in case you have educated nicely, it will probably go together with your muscle tissues and it will probably 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 gained two in a row in 2017 and 2018, including on to his 2015 title.