A mural of World Marathon Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge has been unveiled in the streets of Berlin, Germany ahead of the BMW Berlin Marathon this Sunday.
The street art was unveiled on Thursday at Berlin-based running club Berlin Braves, located in the German capital. It highlights the athlete in full stride and shows his readiness for the upcoming race.
The artwork was designed by Dutch artist Kamp Seedorf who worked in close collaboration with Kipchoge's professional running group, NN Running Team.
"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," Marleen Vink-Rennings, the Managing Director for NN Running Team said.
"To make it more widely available we made an exclusive and limited line of merchandise, with T-shirts, prints and running bottles."
Seedorf also noted his inspiration for the artwork was driven by Kipchoge's legendary status in the athletics industry.
"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," Seedorf stated.
"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!"
At the Berlin Marathon, the athlete is currently tied at four marathon titles with Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie who claimed the Berlin Marathon title in four consecutive years between 2006 and 2009.
Kipchoge, on the other hand, has won the title in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022, setting a World Record in 2018 and 2022.
In 2018, he set a record of 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds in Berlin and broke the record four years later by 30 seconds at the same event.