Two-time world marathon champion Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat is aiming to be a history maker when making her debut at the Berlin marathon on Sunday.
If Kiplagat finishes in Berlin, she will become the first-ever elite able-bodied woman to finish all six World Marathon Majors (WMM).
If the marathoner finishes in the top three positions, she will also be the only woman to get to podium at all six of the world majors.
Kiplagat has since her debut at the New York Marathon in 2010 has been to Tokyo, Chicago, Boston and London marathon where she set her best time of 2:19:50.
Now the only piece missing in her jigsaw is a medal from Berlin to clear all the six WMM races.
“I have run in five major races in WMM. It is my dream to run the six majors and the only race I have not gone to is in Berlin and hopefully, I will do it and win before I retire,” said Kiplagat.
She added:“My journey has been a success and it will be great pleasure to run in Berlin against some of the international and celebrated elite runners.”
The 38 year old Kenyan, said has now full recovered after a few days of recovery after competing in Boston.
“Berlin is my next stop. I feel better, focused and ready to begin my easy and steady charge to glory,” Kiplagat at her training base in Iten before departing for the German capital.
Kiplagat began her World Marathon Majors (WMM) odyssey with victory in 2010 at the New York marathon before winning the world title in Daegu, South Korea in 2011.
Kiplagat finished runner-up in the London Marathon for the second consecutive year, on this occasion behind Priscah Jeptoo.
In 2013, she added a second straight world title with gold in Moscow that same year. Her first win in London came in third in 2014.
She went to Tokyo and claimed silver and later in 2016 she was second at the Chicago marathon. Last year, she won in Boston to be crowned the WMM champion.