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Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon for the fifth time

By Elizabeth Ngigi September 24th, 2023 2 min read

Eliud Kipchoge, the legendary marathoner, has secured a fifth Berlin Marathon victory.

The Kenyan athlete crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 2 hours, 2 minutes, and 40 seconds, further solidifying his legacy as one of the greatest long-distance runners of all time.

Kipchoge’s remarkable achievement in Berlin adds to his previous titles in the same event, with victories in 2015, 2017, 2018, and now, in 2022.

Notably, he set world records during his victories in 2018 and the recently concluded 2022 race.

In celebration of Kipchoge’s return to the BMW Berlin Marathon, an exceptional piece of street art was unveiled at the clubhouse of the Berlin-based running club, Berlin Braves.

The artwork prominently features the marathon world record holder in full stride, serving as a tribute to his remarkable career.

The stunning artwork was created by the Dutch artist collective Kamp Seedorf, in close collaboration with Eliud Kipchoge’s professional running group, the NN Running Team, and the management team at Global Sports Communication.

Marleen Vink-Rennings, the marketing director of the NN Running Team, expressed the team’s enthusiasm for combining street art and sports.

“We joined hands with Kamp Seedorf because we love the idea of street art meeting sports,” Rennings said.

“We have challenged ourselves to create a campaign that is online as well as offline and we hope runners and fans in Berlin will get inspired by the artwork of Kamp Seedorf.”

Kamp Seedorf, the talented street artists behind the mural, expressed their immense honor in partnering with Eliud Kipchoge.

“Berlin has always been a very inspiring city for us, and our love for the city combined with our love for running and the brilliant Eliud Kipchoge make this a fantastic collaboration for us,” they commented. “Running is an accessible sport for everyone, and producing a piece of Eliud Kipchoge has been a real honor for us.”

The Berlin Marathon, one of the most prestigious and celebrated marathons globally, is set to host a remarkable gathering of 45,000 athletes in this year’s edition.

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