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Eliud Kipchoge’s “drinks man” is again for the Berlin Marathon


The person who went viral for celebrating after efficiently handing Eliud Kipchoge a water bottle throughout his 2018 world-record-setting efficiency in Berlin is again to assist him once more on Sunday on the 2022 Berlin Marathon. 

“Drinks Man” Claus-Henning Schulke volunteered as Kipchoge’s bottle passer in 2018, and the Web beloved his passionate enthusiasm for the small position he performed within the end result of Kipchoge’s world document. 

When Kipchoge arrived at Berlin Brandenburg Airport on Tuesday, Schulke shocked his expensive buddy they usually mentioned their bottle-passing technique for Sunday. Schulke’s approach is to put on a Kipchoge nameplate on his forearm, letting him know that he has his bottle, so Kipchoge doesn’t have to interrupt stride or lose focus.

Schulke is a 56-year-old newbie triathlete who works as a undertaking supervisor. He’s been volunteering on the Berlin Marathon since 1998, and is now the senior member of the 30-person crew answerable for getting the elite athletes their drinks throughout the race.

Kipchoge is the outright favorite in Sunday’s marathon as he chases his elusive world document of two:01:39. “Berlin is the quickest course,” he mentioned in a video posted on his Instagram. “It’s the place a human being can showcase their potential to push the boundaries.”

The 2022 Berlin Marathon kicks off on Sunday at 3:15 a.m. E.T. (9:15 a.m. native time). Kipchoge will go up towards 2015 world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and 2021 Berlin Marathon champion Guye Adola to earn his fourth Berlin Marathon title in seven years.



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