- Eliud Kipchoge is set to run the BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday, the 24th of September.
- The marathoner is currently tied at four titles with Ethiopia’s marathon great Haile Gebrselassie.
- His mural has been unveiled in the streets of Berlin.
Eliud Kipchoge’s mural was unveiled in the streets of Berlin Germany ahead of the BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday.
The street art showing Eliud Kipchoge in full stride highlights the return of the NN Running Team’s double Olympic champion to Berlin, Germany.
Kipchoge is the World Marathon Record holder.
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Street art meets sports.
The mural was produced collectively by the Dutch artist Kamp Seedorf in collaboration with Eliud Kipchoge’s professional running group the NN Running Team.
Marleen Vink-Rennings, the marketing director of the NN Running Team says the team has challenged itself to create a campaign online as well as offline.
The team is also hopeful that runners and fans in Berlin will get inspired by the artwork of Kamp Seedorf.
To make it more available widely, they have an exclusive and limited line of merchandise with T-shirts, prints and running bottles.
“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,” Seedorf stated.
Kipchoge’s illustrious career has seen him conquer the Berlin Marathon on four occasions, a feat that ties him with Ethiopia’s marathon legend Haile Gebrselassie, who secured four consecutive Berlin Marathon titles from 2006 to 2009.
In 2018, he set a record of 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds in Berlin and broke the record four years later by 30 seconds at the same event.
The Berlin Marathon is very crucial for Kipchoge in his bid for a third title at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.