KENYAN OLYMPIC MARATHON CHAMPION SET FOR ASSAULT ON RECORD
Last Updated: 2018-09-14
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By Fredrick Muoki

NAIROBI, Sept 14 (NNN-KBC) -- Kenya's Olympic marathon champion, Eliud Kipchoge, says he is training sights on running his best time ever in this year’s Berlin Marathon to be held in the German capital on Sunday.

The 33-year-old has won almost every major marathon on the calendar, but the world record has eluded him.

Kipchoge, who also won the world 5,000 metres title in Paris in 2003, clocked his best marathon time in the London Marathon in 2016.

Compatriot Sammy Kitwara, who will pace-run for him on Sunday, said the field had been planned for a world record attempt.

Since debuting in the event in Hamburg in 2013, Kipchoge has won the World Marathon Majors series with wins in Chicago in 2014, Berlin in 2015 and 2017 and London in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Other runners in the race include Wilson Kipsang and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea. -- NNN-KBC