14 Sep 2018 - 08:13 CET
NN Running Team athletes Eliud Kipchoge and Abera Kuma start at the 2018 Berlin Marathon
NN Running Team athletes will be among the runners at the 2018 Berlin Marathon on Sunday, 16 September. One of the favourites to win is Olympic and two-time Berlin marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya.
Eliud is the world’s pre-eminent marathon runner. He aims to build on his record of nine wins from ten career marathons as he seeks to defend his Berlin marathon crown. He has spoken publicly of his desire to lower his marathon personal best of 2:03:05 – just 8 seconds shy of the current world record mark. Competing on the world’s fastest course gives him every opportunity to achieve his target as he seeks a third victory in Berlin.
Eliud is joined in the German capital city by his NN Running Team colleague Abera Kuma. The 27-year-old Ethiopian raced to a personal best of 2:05:50 for second in the 2018 NN Marathon Rotterdam and he will be hoping to make his mark.
We wish the NN Running Team athletes and all runners the best of luck in reaching their personal goals at the Berlin Marathon!
Chicago, 7 October
The NN Running Team also mounts a powerful challenge in the 2018 Chicago Marathon, led by reigning world champion Geoffrey Kirui and 2016 champion Abel Kirui.
Amsterdam, 21 October
Leading the NN Running Team at the Amsterdam Marathon will be three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele. Boosting the NN Running Team in Amsterdam is Abdi Nageeye, who set a Dutch record of 2:08:16 in the previous edition.
New York, 4 November
The NN Running Team will look to make their mark in the concluding Marathon Major of 2018. Defending New York City Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor returns in a bid to become the first man in 20 years to record victories in successive years.