Three-time champion of the Bay to Breakers (San Francisco, USA) and the course record holder Sammy Kitwara will pace Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.
This will be the second time in a row that Kitwara will be pacing for his fellow countryman Kipchoge in the Berlin marathon.
Kitwara said he will pace for Kipchoge aiming for Olympic champion to break the world marathon record.
“Eliud is going there to run for a world record, I can assure,” the 32-year-old said at his training base in the Ngong Hills based north of Nairobi.
Kipchoge will tackle the world record in a very tough field which includes former world record holder Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang and five times world half marathon champion Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea).
“Eliud is hoping to run a world record of 2:02:40 or thereabout. We have planned to pass the halfway mark at between 61:15 to 61:20 to be able to achieve that record breaking feat,” he said.
He said Kipchoge would have broken the world marathon record in Berlin last year, when he paced for him, but unfortunately the weather conditions were too hostile as it was too rainy and windy.