Wilson Kipsang eyes world record in Berlin Marathon

EYES ON THE WORLD RECORD! Former world marathon record-holder Wilson Kipsang during a training session in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County on September 19, 2016. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA |

What you need to know:

  • In 2013, he won the Berlin Marathon in two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to improve on compatriot Patrick Makau’s world record of 2:03:38 set on the same course two years earlier.
  • Fans in Eldoret will gather at the Shakers’ Restaurant to follow Sunday’s race at the Bank of Africa-sponsored World Marathon Majors viewing parties while in Iten, Kipsang’s own Keellu Resort will most certainly be packed to the rafters.

Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang flies out to Berlin on Wednesday with his sights firmly trained on reclaiming the record from his stablemate and compatriot Dennis Kimetto.

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