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Gebrselassie clashes with Kibet in Berlin Marathon

By Mark Jones, World-Track

BERLIN — Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie will race against Duncan Kibet in what is expected to be an exciting contest in the Berlin Marathon.

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MarathonThe September 20th event which features the two fastest performers over the distance, will take place on a fast course that could very well present another super time.

Gebrselassie, who has been dominant at this category in his career, won the race last year with a world record performance of two-hours 3mins 59 seconds to break the previous world mark of 2:04:26.

But Kenyan star Kibet will definitely be around after proving is talent with a 2:04:27 personal best to win the Rotterdam Marathon in April of this year. The time is the third fastest ever behind Gebrselassie’s two bests.

Earlier this year, Gebrselassie announced that he will try to break his own world marathon record again.

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The fast course through the German capital has seen six world records since 1998.

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