Eliud Kipchoge, the four-time Berlin Marathon champion arrived in Germany ahead of the much anticipated Berlin Marathon scheduled for Sunday, September 24. His journey to this event has been marked by diligent preparation, following his disappointing exit from the Boston Marathon.
Kipchoge finished sixth in the Boston Marathon due to a problem with his left leg but has since addressed that and will be raring to go in the streets of Berlin.
He disclosed that he loves racing in the streets of Berlin because of the real fans who motivate him to always do better.
— NN Running Team (@NNRunningTeam) September 19, 2023
Kipchoge boasts an impressive marathon history, securing victory in this prestigious race four times, in the years 2015, 2017, 2018 and most recently in 2022. Notably, he set world records in both 2018 and 2022.
The 38-year-old champion clinched the 2022 edition with an astounding time of 2:01.09, surpassing his own prior record set in 2018 by a remarkable 30 seconds.
Amos Kipruto, who holds a personal best time of 2:03:13 in the marathon, is set to join Kipchoge in this competition, aiming to challenge the elite marathoner’s supremacy.
Kipruto stands as the second-fastest entrant and has previous experience competing against Kipchoge, having finished as the runner-up in the Tokyo Marathon in 2022.
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They will be accompanied by Eliud Kiptanui, the winner of the 2010 Prague Marathon, who boasts a marathon record of 2:05.21.Completing the formidable lineup are Jonathan Maiyo, Ronald Korir, Philemon Kiplimo and Mark Korir.