Kebede & Kimetto to take part in the Berlin Marathon

Tsegaye Kebede NYEthiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede and Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto will be on the start line of the 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon on 28 September, the race organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Tuesday.

Kebede, 27, is one of the most consistently successful marathon runners ever.

He has finished 17 marathons, in which he won six and placed second three times, followed by five third-place finishes which included bronze medals in the 2008 Olympic Games and 2009 IAAF World Championships marathons.

His personal best of 2:04:38 was achieved when winning the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Last year, Kebede won the World Marathon Majors 2012/13 title, winning US$500,000 as a first prize. He is also leading in the 2013/14 series.

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