Eliud Kipchoge, the world marathon record holder, expressed his aspiration to perform well in the upcoming Berlin Marathon this Sunday. The two-time Olympic champion is highly motivated to compete in Berlin, where he has previously triumphed in four races. Notably, it was in Berlin that Kipchoge established the world record time of 2:01:09 in 2022, which has bolstered his confidence leading up to the race.
Kipchoge’s mindset is focused on delivering an outstanding performance, and he is pleased that people have faith in his ability to surpass his previous year’s timings. He appreciates Berlin’s flat and fast course and the city’s enthusiasm for sports.
While Kipchoge has secured titles in Berlin in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022, he is not limiting himself to winning a fifth time and remains open to ongoing progress in his running career. He philosophically noted that time brings progress, and the decision to stop competing will come when he bids farewell to the sport.
Following a sixth-place finish in Boston in April 2023, Kipchoge acknowledges that the past cannot be changed, but he is determined to control his performance in the present and plan for future races. He appreciates the belief and support of fans, which serves as a motivating factor for his hard work and dedication.
Looking beyond the Berlin Marathon, Kipchoge has set his sights on achieving a record third consecutive Olympic title in the 42-kilometer race at the Paris Olympics. He has selected the Berlin Marathon this year as a strategic step to prepare for this significant goal.