27 Sep '13, 6pm

Wilson Kipsang will chase the marathon world record this Sunday at the Berlin Marathon

Since 2003, the men’s world marathon record has been broken four times -- by Paul Tergat, twice by Haile Gebrsleassie, and finally by Patrick Makau -- and every one of those record-shattering efforts transpired in Berlin in late September. Wilson Kipsang , the 2012 London Marathon champion and Olympic bronze medalist, plans to extend that Berlin record streak to five on Sunday. He’s a strong candidate to do so. Kipsang’s personal best of 2:03:42, run in Frankfurt in 2011, is only four seconds slower than Makau’s world record. Makau was supposed to be in Berlin on Sunday too, and the two men had spoken of a tandem effort, pooling their strengths and sharing the pace in an effort to get close to or below 2:03. Kipsang is game for the attempt despite Makau's absence. “Right from the start, I’ve prepared to run very well here,” he said in Berlin in a press conference on Friday...

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