Eliud Kipchoge honored in Berlin with captivating mural [PHOTOS]

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ATHLETICS Eliud Kipchoge honored in Berlin with captivating mural [PHOTOS]

Festus Chuma 17:36 - 21.09.2023

Eliud Kipchoge's Berlin return celebrated with stunning street art as he prepares to conquer the BMW Berlin Marathon once more.

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge continues to captivate fans and enthusiasts alike, as a remarkable piece of street art was unveiled today at the Berlin Braves running clubhouse, situated at Wassertorstrasse 11 in the heart of Berlin.

The artwork, created by the acclaimed Dutch artist collective Kamp Seedorf in collaboration with the NN Running Team and Global Sports Communication, beautifully showcases Kipchoge in full stride, celebrating his return to the city where he is set to compete in the BMW Berlin Marathon this Sunday, September 24th.

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.

Kipchoge's Berlin victories in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022 were not only remarkable but also included world record-breaking runs in 2018 and 2022. 

Last year, he shattered his own world record, completing the classic distance in an unprecedented 2:01:09, a breathtaking achievement that left the running world in awe.

Marleen Vink-Rennings, the marketing director of the NN Running Team, expressed their excitement about this unique collaboration.

 "We joined hands with Kamp Seedorf because we love the idea of street art meeting sports. 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. 

"To make it more widely available, we made an exclusive and limited line of merchandise, with T-shirts, prints, and running bottles,” he said.

Kamp Seedorf, the talented artists behind the creation, shared their enthusiasm for the project.

 "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. 

"Running is an accessible sport for everyone, and producing a piece of Eliud Kipchoge has been a real honor for us. The line of merchandise with the different athletes makes it even more special. We run the streets like marathoners,” he said.

The NN Running Team, known for uniting athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Europe, remains committed to making running a globally beloved sport and ensuring that its star athletes are easily accessible.

 They achieve this by consistently creating unique and engaging content on social media and organizing inspiring offline and online activities that support top athletes and premier races year after year.

As Eliud Kipchoge prepares to take on the BMW Berlin Marathon, the world watches in anticipation. 

The unveiling of this extraordinary street art serves as a testament to his enduring legacy and his ability to inspire countless individuals worldwide to take up the sport of running.

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