World Marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto has tipped compatriots Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and former holder Wilson Kipsang to break the world record at the Berlin Marathon slated for September 16 in Germany.
Kimetto believes either of the athletes Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge (2:03.05) and New York marathon silver medalist Wilson Kipsang (2:03.13) can run away with the world record.
Kimetto said the two Kenyan athletes have the strength and skills to run the fast Berlin Marathon course in under two hours and 50 seconds and break his world record that stands at 2:2:57.
“Kipchoge is the best bet so far but Kipsang has the ability to sprint and win if he has his tactics right,” said Kimetto.
Former World marathon record holder Patrick Makau warned that it will not be easy as breaking the record requires more than skill, strength and pacesetters.
“In my experience, breaking a world record requires more hard work, experience, mental and physical strength as well as a favorable course and weather conditions,” he warned.