Word on the street is that for 45th annual Berlin Marathon, Eluid Kipchoge is aiming for a PB. We all know his current PB is only 8 seconds off the (official) World record of 2:02:57, therefore is a new world record looking to be set on 16th September? Will he come anywhere close to the Nike Breaking 2 time? It’s not known for sure but all we know is Kipchoge means business.
He won’t have the race win handed to him however, that’s for sure. We know last year he was pushed all the way by Adola and there are 2 other men in the field this year which will certainly test him somewhat.
The first is former world record holder Wilson Kipsang whose current PB is an impressive 2:03:13 which he ran just 3 years ago and is currently looking in great shape for that sort of time again. The next is Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea. He is a five-time winner of the world half marathon title as well as world record holder for the distance (58;23). He is the oldest of the three and has struggled it seems with the step up to marathons from the half distance. He boasts a current PB of only (in the grand scheme of things) 2:10. Therefore he will certainly be able to push the two the first half off the race but may fade in the latter stages.