Saturday, September 25, 2010

BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - Race against time


Patrick Makau, Geoffrey Mutai and Eliud Kiptanui are ready for a world record attempt at the Berlin Marathon, Sunday at the Clock with 40 945 runners from 122 nations will start at 9:00 and the first time live at the television station n-tv shows ( reported). The Kenyan star trio of the race will cooperate long time to have a chance to break the world record of Haile Gebrselassie breaking. The Ethiopian was two years ago ran 2:03:59 in Berlin. The deciding factors will be a record hunt, the weather conditions to attend. are currently predicted temperatures of up to 18 degrees Celsius, showers and a slight wind. "It is important at a world record attempt in addition to very good shape and the weather conditions, the cooperation with each other - we need even after the withdrawal of pacemaker beyond the 30 km mark cooperate well, then we have a chance," said Patrick Makau, who as World Leaders to race goes.

The 25-year-old had in April, the Rotterdam Marathon in 2:04:48 hours and was thus won for the fourth fastest runner ever over the 42,195 km. "I'm just as good shape as before the Rotterdam Marathon. And I think that the Berlin route is still slightly faster than the rate in Rotterdam. It was also very windy in Holland, "said Patrick Makau. In the German capital, he has not yet started the marathon, but the Berlin paving Patrick Makau knows well. He won twice in each case the half-marathon and the 25-km race. "It is possible for me to break the world record in Berlin. But the other two, Geoffrey and Eliud can break the record here. "

"I always wanted to run the Berlin Marathon. Now I finally have the opportunity, "said Geoffrey Mutai, adding:" We know we are good and work together. On Sunday it all fits together, we can run faster than in Rotterdam, "said the 28-year-old, who finished just seven seconds behind in Rotterdam Patrick Makau second place and has sorted it to fifth place of the alltime list in the marathon. When asked what would it mean for Kenyans to wrest the world record Haile Gebrselassie said Geoffrey Mutai, "I have great respect for Haile Gebrselassie. But everyone would be happy in Kenya, if we could conquer this world record back. "

The youngest and most inexperienced in the Kenyan trio of favorites in Berlin Marathon is Eliud Kiptanui. The 21-year-old saw the Prague Marathon in May for a big surprise when he was at his first international race on a non-light line on the world class time of 2:05:39 hours increased. "I am in the world class arrived with it and am ready for the challenge at the Berlin Marathon," said Eliud Kiptanui and added to the question of a possible world record added by: "If we fast and cooperate to run, then that's on Sunday, the opportunity for us. I would be happy if the world record would fall - who is running from him. We do not care "