The world’s greatest ever marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge has his sites set on the Hamburg marathon, the race where he started his marathon career back in 2013. Eliud has since gone on to win 11 of the 13 marathons over the distance.
Despite finishing eighth in his last outing at the London Marathon in October, Eliud Kipchoge is expected to be one of the main favourites to win the Hamburg Marathon according to SportsBettingDime.com.
The one-off event, organised jointly by Global Sports Communication, the NN Running Team and the Hamburg Marathon, will be Kipchoge’s last hit out over the classic 26.2-mile distance before the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
At the 2018 Berlin marathon Kipchoge set the now official world record mark of 2:01:39. Later in 2019 the Kenyan became the first athlete in history to break two hours for the marathon when he clocked 1:59:41 at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna in 2019.
Kipchoge is excited to go back to where it all began, “In Hamburg, I am going back to the genesis of my marathon career,” said Kipchoge.