Eliud Kipchoge returning to his favorite course. In 2022, Kipchoge established the marathon world record in Berlin when he ran 2:01:09.
Among other things, Milde talked about:
* His family's long history with the Berlin Marathon, which was founded by his father, Horst, in 1974
* Many of the Berlin Marathon's primary attractions, including its famous tour of the city that was once divided into East and West Germany
* The 9000 American runners who are entered in the Berlin Marathon
* Why he believes Eliud Kipchoge is such a great marathon performer
* Plans for the 50th running of the Berlin Marathon in 2024
In a discussion of recent running news, Amby and George discussed:
* A new running book on the famous 1984 Women's Olympic Marathon. George recalls a surprisingly fast 10-miler he ran with Joan Benoit Samuelson the morning after her dramatic victory.
* The results of the New Haven 20K race, where several BYU graduates, Clayton Young and Connor Mantz, had strong performances. And it's only 5 months until the Olympic Marathon Trials early next Feb. Watch out for the BYU runners, coached by Ed Eyestone, himself a two-time Olympic marathoner.
* Smiling. Yes, smiling! Amby notes that he saw more runners smiling on the starting line at the recent Budapest World Championships vs past Championships. And he explains why this might be a new trend among top athletes.
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