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Favoured Bekele face Kipserem, Kimeli at Berlin marathon

Ethiopian Super Star Kenenisa Bekele will be the man to watch at Sunday’s Berlin Marathon in Germany as world majors Marathon starts this weekend .

The second fastest marathon in the world after running the 2019 edition with 2:01.41, Bekele failed to break Eliud Kipchoge’s world record with two seconds in 2:01.39 set in 2018.

Rated as the fastest course where the last three marathon world records have been broken and the big question will “Will Bekele break the world record that he has been enviously chasing for the last seven year?”

Bekele returns to the course for the 4th time and will be up against countryman Adola Guye who won in 2017, finishing behind Kipchoge.

Also in the mix is Kenya’s Bernard Kimeli who is making his debut in marathon after World Half-Marathon Championships.

Josephat Boit who paced Kipchoge in 2018 will be making his full marathon debut leading Kenyan’s like former Rotterdam Marathon champion Marius Kipserem, Philemon Kacheran, Festus Talam and Eliud Kiptanui.

In women, Ethiopian Hiwot Gebrekidan Hiwot Grebrekidan will be leading the the park and will be up against compatriot Shure Demise and Kenya’s Ruth Chebitok who was sixth at Toronto’s Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon in 2019.

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