Eliud Kipchoge set to run his time best in Berlin Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge crossing the line in the Berlin Marathon race last year./ PHOTO COURTESY

Berlin, GERMANY: The 2016 Olympic marathon gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge is aiming to set a new world record at the 2018 Berlin Marathon, Germany on Sunday.

The 33 year old who is seen as the greatest marathon runner, has managed to shine in major marathon races, and he seems to set his sight on achieving yet another milestone when he takes to the streets of Berlin.

The current marathon champion is Dennis Kimeto who recorded the best time of 2:02:57 in Berlin September 2014.

However, this does not stop Kipchoge from recording his best time as he says.

“I am in good shape and feeling good. My training has gone on well. I just want to run my personal best, which stands at 2:03:05. If a world record also happens, that will be good enough.

‘’I am not thinking about the world record. My eyes are on a personal best,” Kipchoge said.

Kipchoge, who is also the 5,000m title holder having starred in Paris, clocked his best marathon time in 2016, in London marathon.

This will be his fourth time to compete in Berlin Marathon. He has competed in 12 marathons, winning all of them.

Kipchoge’s main challenger is his compatriot Wilson Kipsang, the only man to have beaten him in the marathon back in 2013.