When Kipchoge ran the first marathon under two hours in Vienna in 2019, he recorded a time of 1:59:40,
but that time did not count toward the world record since it did not follow IAAF regulations.
In response to questions about what, specifically, "a good race" meant to him, he avoided mentioning world records
and instead spoke solely of breaking a "course record," which would entail setting a new record.
With his statement that "I am attempting to create a course record," Kenyan long distance great
Eliud Kipchoge stoked speculation about yet another world record effort in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.
Kipchoge set the track record in 2018 with a time that set a world record of 2:01:39.
After creating history in 2018, the 37-year-old will compete in the race on Sunday for the first time.