Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge appears confident in breaking the men’s marathon world record on Sept. 24 in Berlin.
The 32-year-old was spotted wearing a ‘Berlin WR’ Nike T-shirt with a design similar to that of his NN Running Team during a break in training at the University of Eldoret outside of Nairobi in Kenya. The photo appears on the website of the Daily Nation, a Kenyan newspaper. The 2016 Olympic marathon champion ran 2:00:25 for the marathon distance at Nike’s Breaking2 attempt in Monza, Italy in May, though not a world record.
“You can read the signs,” Kipchoge told the Daily Nation in regards to his shirt. “It says I’m going for the world record.”
— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) September 8, 2017
— Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) August 3, 2017
Dennis Kimetto holds the current world record among men of 2:02:57, which he set at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Kipchoge is set to clash with Kenenisa Bekele and Wilson Kipsang, all three of who have legitimate shots at bettering the current 2:02:57 mark, in the German capital.