Following the Covid scare, Kenenisa Bekele will aim to break the world marathon record.

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele has promised to break the mens world marathon record in Berlin on Sunday. The 39-year-old Ethiopian broke the 2019 Berlin Marathon record, the last time the race was held in Germanys capital due to the pandemic.

BERLIN (British Columbia) — Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele has promised to break the mens world marathon record in Berlin on Sunday, just nine months after recovering from Covid-19.When Eliud Kipchoges set a new mens world record of two hours, one minute, and 39 seconds, the 39-year-old Ethiopian broke the 2019 Berlin Marathon record, the last time the race was held in Germany's capital due to the pandemic.I had Covid nine months earlier, and it took me about a month to get over it, but I am fine now, Bekele told AFP on Friday.When I travel to Berlin, I am aiming for a personal record and a world record.

Bekele claims to be in peak shape after contracting the coronavirus at the start of the year and is now ready to run his new personal best marathon time of 2:01:41, as well as the world record, on Sunday.Bekele is able to run 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles) in Berlin after the pandemic destroyed the 2020 marathon calendar.After the funeral, I am really excited to return to this area.For me, it has been a really difficult time, Bekele said.

In the absence of Kenyas Kipchoge, who won the Olympic medal in Japan in August, Bekele leads a solid field for the Berlin title, a third since his 2016 and 2019 triumphs.The Ethiopian admitted that until he saw his time in the final stages, he was unaware how close he was to the world record pace in Berlin two years ago.Two years ago (of my life), I wasnt sure, and I just came to try to reach my personal record, he said.I have a bit of a feel for the record pace, but I am also full of grit.

Bekele also aims to run the New York Marathon on November 7, just six weeks after Berlin.The German capital's mostly flat and fast course has set world marathon records 11 times for men and women.I am also a New York resident, but both races have a different formula and are different directions, said Bekele.Since being sick for two years, I wanted to take this opportunity to race again in six weeks.