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

Nairobi — World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge arrived in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday night, ready for a historic chase to become only the second man in history to win the Berlin Marathon four times.

He will be looking towards adding on to his London Marathon history, having become the first man to win four titles in the British capital in 2019.

This will be Kipchoge’s second race this year, having won the Tokyo Marathon on debut in March in a new Course Record time.

Welcome back, Eliud. 🇩🇪#NNRunningTeam pic.twitter.com/BG6NRplKmk– NN Running Team (@NNRunningTeam) September 20, 2022

Kipchoge jetted into Germany Tuesday night and was warmly received by organisers, with a pretty beautiful gift of sunflowers to usher him into a city where he set his World Record four years ago.

The Kenyan athletics powerhouse, regarded as the greatest marathoner of all time, will be eying a shot at running below the 2:01:39 mark he won the title with in 2018, which ended up being the World Record.

He ran a minute and 18 seconds beyond the previous record held by Dennis Kimetto, run on the same course.

Will he do it again? “The whole course of Berlin is really smooth. It is a good course where if you have trained well, it can go with your muscles and it can make you to run really fast and even for long,” Kipchoge said in an interview with NN Running.

He added; “I still believe that I can run a course record in Berlin.”

Kipchoge has not run in Berlin in the last two editions and returns, having won two in a row in 2017 and 2018, adding on to his 2015 title.