Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge To Feature At Berlin Marathon
Kenya’s double Olympic long-distance champion Eliud Kipchoge will participate in the Berlin Marathon in September, his NN Running Team said on Friday, returning to the course where he broke the World Record four years ago.
The Berlin Marathon will take place on September 25th, 2022.
Kipchoge, 37, will be chasing a fourth title in the German capital, where his time of 2:01:39 in his last appearance in 2018 still stands as the world record.
The Kenyan athlete, who retained his Olympic Gold in Sapporo at the Tokyo Games last year, fell short of his world record mark by just over a minute at the Tokyo Marathon in March. It was his last competitive appearance.
“Berlin is the fastest course, it’s where a human being can showcase its potential to push the limits,” said Kipchoge, who will be hoping to equal Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie’s feat of winning the Berlin Marathon four times.
Eliud Kipchoge has won 14 of his 16 career marathons, which includes his two Olympic triumphs and nine major titles.