Also Bekele is the world record attacks at Berlin marathon
In addition to the Kenyan leaders That Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang does, the Ethiopian winner of last year Kenenisa Bekele following month an attack on the world record in the Berlin marathon.
That has the organization of the famous and very rapid German stadsmarathon Tuesday announced.
The 35-year-old Bekele won in Berlin last year in a personal record of 2 hours, 3 minutes and 3 seconds. That is the second time ever at the classic distance of 42 kilometers and 195 meters. The Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto set in 2014, the world record in Berlin in 2:02.57.
Kipchoge (32) and Kipsang (35) had already announced that they on the 24th of september the best of their fellow countryman want to break in the German capital.
Kipsang ran in 2013 already set a world record in Berlin (2:03.23), but that time was a year later so again, improved by Kimetto.
Kipchoge did at the beginning of may at a Nike stuffed marketing stunt 2 hours and 23 seconds over a marathon. The goal was to be on the circuit of Monza in Italy, the magical limit of two hours to break through. Because it was not an official race, this time not in the books as a world record.
Kipchoge won the Berlin marathon in 2015 in a time of 2:04.00.
According to racedirecteur Mark Mild, the Berlin marathon with Bekele, Kipsang and Kipchoge this year a “droomveld”.
“It is not often that the three best marathon runners against each other, compete in the same race. As an organization, thumbs we for good weather and a very exciting race.”
Kipchoge just under the limit of two hours
Two months after the Berlin marathon, there is also a borders in the Netherlands. Joshua Cheptegei in the 34th edition of the Zevenheuvelenloop on 19 november in Nijmegen, the global best, on the 15-kilometre attacks.
The 20-year-old Ugandan state for the third time at the start of the match. The current world record was run by Leonard Komon in 2010, also in Nijmegen. The 29-year-old Kenyan was also on the start list in Nijmegen to wereldrecordtijd from 41.13 to defend. He won the race in 2010 and 2013.
Cheptegei won the past two years in Nijmegen. At the world athletics championships in London hastened to the young Ugandan to the silver in the 10,000 metres behind the Brit Mo Farah. By the experts is Cheptegei seen as the successor of Farah, who baanatletiek is stopped and is going to focus on the marathon.