Eliud Kipchoge: Kenyan great to chase fourth Berlin Marathon title

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Eliud Kipchoge wins the Tokyo MarathonEliud Kipchoge won the Tokyo Marathon in March in a time of two hours, two minutes and 40 seconds

Two-time Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge will run the Berlin Marathon in September, aiming for his fourth win in the race.

The 37-year-old's last competitive outing was in Tokyo in March, when he won in the fourth-quickest time in history.

Last August, the Kenyan great defended his Olympic Games title in Japan, becoming just the third person to retain an Olympic marathon title.

Kipchoge set the marathon world record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in Berlin four years ago on his most recent appearance in the German capital.

After making his debut in the race in 2013, he won for the first time in 2015 and also triumphed in 2017.

Should he cross the line first on 25 September, Kipchoge will match Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie's record four-time wins in the event.

"Berlin is the fastest course - it's where a human being can showcase its potential to push the limits," he said.

Kipchoge has won 14 out of his 16 career marathons, including his two Olympic triumphs and nine other major titles.

Kenya will be represented by Lawrence Cherono, Geoffrey Kamworor and Barnabas Kiptum at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, which begin next week.

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